Bannons of Ireland and New Haven,CT

Update- August 2016

I was recently going through the Enniskillen Parish registers and found information that supports my theory that Catherine Bannon who lived with James and Margaret and other Bannons in New Haven, might be a sister rather than a sister in law. See my latest post or info below to see what I found. I decided at this point to post my most up to date information. This report is not edited and does not have sources. Contact me if you’d like sources or fully edited report.

UPDATE – May 2016:

I recently had an unpleasant exchange with another “New Haven = Bannon” researcher. This person was told growing up that the family was from Westmeath. This was based on the fact that their grandfather supposedly made toasts to Westmeath. I had told them that while I didn’t originally know where our Bannons were from in Ireland, I had recently found quite a few records that verified what my Great Aunt had said, that the family was from Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. This other researcher refuses to look at my work and refuses to believe that the family isn’t from Westmeath. I personally believe that they are confused with where the paternal line in their family is from, as they descend from a female Bannon. Anyway, I want to make it clear that I never “just assume” anything when doing genealogy research. If I don’t find proof of something, I may note that “family lore says..” or I will leave the information out of my report.

I have recently finished a book with the Bannon family history. It includes maps, records, stories etc as well as the genealogy information. It has a lot of info on the area in Fermanagh that our family was from.

Here is the introduction to the book, explaining about some of the new information that I found in both New Haven and Irish records.

Please also note that the genealogy information listed on this page is NOT up to date.
If you think you may be related, contact me at mpitkin (at) live.com and I will be happy to share my most uptodate info.
It’s just too difficult to update the site continuously.

INTRODUCTION

This (book) is a history of our Bannon family from Ireland whom settled in New Haven, CT in the mid-1800s. When I first started researching this family, I was not sure where in Ireland they were from. I was given a family tree that was handwritten by my father’s aunt, Lillian Stanford Touchstone Bessell. She had written that James Bannon was born in “Fermana, Antrim”. That was confusing, since Fermanagh and Antrim are two separate counties in Northern Ireland. I think that Aunt Lillian was using “Antrim” as a synonym for “Northern Ireland”. With that information, I began to look for Bannons in Fermanagh and found quite a few in the Cavancurragh section of Derryvullan near Enniskillen. While I did find names that matched our family in the tithe Applotments, I didn’t find any matching names in church records. I gave up on being able to prove that the family was from that area of Fermanagh and worked on the New Haven records.

As the years went by, more records became available and I had made connections with more individuals in New
Haven that were related to our Bannons. One of those families was the Prestons. I found a record for Margaret
Bannon marrying Thomas Preston in New Haven. They lived with our Bannons in what I have come to call the “Bannon Compound” on Governeur’s Lane (aka Madison St). The family owned at least a couple of houses on that street and through the years almost all members of the family lived in one of the homes at one time or another. So, with this new info I began researching the Preston family and eventually found Margaret and Thomas’ headstone which lists the birthplace for both of them as County Fermanagh!

Another new piece of information that I had learned was the maiden name for Mrs. Bridget Bannon, who was widow of Michael and lived on Governeur’s Lane with the Bannons. Her maiden name was Cox. I went back to the Fermanagh church records and found the marriage for Michael Bannon and Bridget Cox as well as baptisms for their children, two of whom also had immigrated to New Haven. The marriage and baptisms took place at a parish in Enniskillen! This was the proof I needed that our Bannons were in fact from the Enniskillen. I pieced together all of the records that I had for that area and it seems that our Bannons were from Cavancurragh in Derryvullen, Enniskillen, Fermanagh.

Descendants of James Bannon

Generation One

1. James1 Bannon, b. Nov 1767 in Derryvullan, Fermanagh, Ireland, d. 27 Mar 1858 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, resided 4 Madison in New Haven, New Haven, CT. Ó Banain – O’Banan or O’Bannion – is an old Irish – Gaelic Surname found primarily in Co Fermanagh and Tipperary.

The name “O’Banan” goes far back in the history of Fermanagh. There is an area called “Caradh-Muintir-Banain” ( the weir of the family of O’Banan), now capaia Ui bhéYl or in English, Carryvanan, in the parish of Derryvullan, about fifty chains to the south of Belle Isle House.

The pedigree of Muintir Bhanáin is among the Fermanagh pedigrees which occupy nearly 100 pages of Analecta. Hibernica No. 3. Of this sept, were Maelpatrick O’Banan, Bishop of Connor from 11 52 to 1172, and Gelasius O’Banan, Abbot of Clones, who was Bishop of Clogher from 1316 to 1319.

In 1659 Census for Fermanagh, there were 7 O’Banan families in parishes of Drumully, Terribruske, Derryvollan, Magherycross, and Ennismcsaint as well as 3 O’Banan families in parishes of Clownish, Aghaveigh, and Devonish. The total number of people in county Fermanagh at the time of the census was 7,102, 1800 English & Scots and 5302 Irishmen.

In 1835 Tithe Applotments were the following Bannons all in the townland of Cavancurragh in Derryvullen, Fermanagh .. many of the names match this family:
Hugh Bannon,James Bannon Sr and James Bannon Jr; Michael Bannon, Patrick Bannon, Sarah Bannon, Thomas Bannon, William Bannon.
And Robert Bannon in the Tattymacaul/Weavers Lane area of Derryvullen

In 1862 Cecelia Jane Bannon posted a notice in newspapers looking for info on the whereabouts of her brother, Owen Bannon, of Cavancarragh, Derryvullan. He was last known to be in New York City.

In Griffiths Valuation in the 1860s there were only two Bannons listed in Derryvullen: Bernard in Cavancarragh and William in Lisreagh.

In 1878 Bernard Bannon still owned land in Cavancurragh. There was a stone circle on the land and he showed a Mr. Wakeman of the Royal Historical and Archaeological Association of Ireland around his land in 1878. Bernard was visited again in 1895 and in the article he is mentioned as being aged 84 yrs. (b. c. 1811) making him a contemporary, if not brother, to James Jr.

James Sr. and Margaret emigrated after son, James Jr, and his wife, probably between 1850 and 1858.
Only James Jr’s family is in New Haven in 1850.

James Bannon,was age 90 yrs 4 mos (b. c. 1767), living at 4 Madsion St. at the time of his death on 27 March 1858 of paralysis.

There is a burial in the Catholic Cemetary for a Thomas Bannon, age 35, died 27 Oct 1844 of “a cold”, in New Haven. Could be another member of this family, he would have immigrated about the same time as James Jr’s daughters around 1843.
In early New Haven records there is a Patrick and Ann Bannon that had son Christopher b. 2 Oct 1842 and daughter Rose A.b. 30 Sep 1844. I don’t have any other records for this family in New Haven. Births were also listed in Waterbury. Patrick and Ann Reed married in Ireland 6 Jan 1837. Ann died in Waterbury 7 Oct 1846, age 42. Patrick died 17 Mar 1852 in Waterbury. Patrick could be another son in this family. I don’t know what happened to the two children, if they survived or not.

He married Margaret ?? Bannon, b. c. 1776 in Ireland, d. 9 Jul 1878 in New Haven, New Haven, CT. I can’t find Margaret in 1860 or 1870 Census.
Margaret was age 102 at the time of her death due to “old age”.
She was living at 226 Hamilton St. (Granddaughter, Rosa Bannon Shield’s house) and her parents were listed as “James and Mary” but with no surname.

Children:

2. i. James2 Bannon b. c. 1800.

3. ii. Michael Bannon.

4. iii. Catherine Bannon b. c. 1817.

Generation Two

2. James2 Bannon (James1), b. c. 1800 in Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, d. pre 1856 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, resided 4 Madison St. in New Haven, New Haven, CT, occupation Laborer. James Jr listed with father James Sr and brother Michael in Cavancurragh in 1835.

There is a birth record for a Thomas Bannon, son of Margaret and James bp 4 Jun 1841 Enniskillen that could be another child in this family.

Nephew, Joseph Bannon, who emigrated with James and Margaret, lists 1846 as year of immigration in 1900 Census which fits with date range of 1841 and 1850 that was based on children’s births.

James and Margaret’s daughters, Margaret, Rose and Ann all emigrated and married in New Haven before James and Margaret and sons arrived.

James Sr, James Jr (actually James III b. 1829), and a John “Banning” first show up in City Directories in 1849. Name was spelled “Banning” through 1855. From 1849 to 1854 they lived at 4, 6 and 2 “Goveneur’s Lane”. That street changed name to Madison St in 1855. In that city directory there is no Governeur’s Lane listed and the Banning/Bannons were living at 4 and 2 Madison

In 1850, James, Margaret and all four sons were living in New Haven. A Patrick Preston and John McCabe were living with them.
James was not with family in 1860 and is not listed in City Directories in 1856. I was not able to find death record in New Haven.

In 1860 there are 3 Bannon families living next to each other at 4 and 6 Madison St. Margaret, who was widowed, and her son Michael are living with Catherine Bannon b. c. 1817 in Ireland, Catherine’s son, Joseph b. 1842, and another John Bannon (Banan) b. 1830 in Ireland. Not sure if Catherine is the widow of another brother in this family or a sister. Next door is a Bridget Cox Bannon b. c. 1808 in Ireland, widow of a Michael Bannon, and her son, Patrick, b. 1839 in Ireland. On the other side of Margaret and Catherine at 6 Madison is James Bannon and Bridget McHugh Bannon and thier children.

He married Margaret (??) Bannon, c. 1821 in Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, b. c. 1800 in Ireland, d. post 1870 in New Haven, New Haven, CT. In 1860, 3 Bannon families were living next to each other. Margaret was widowed and her sons Michael and Joseph are living with her sister in law,Catherine Bannon b. c. 1817 in Ireland and another John Bannon b. 1830 in Ireland. I’m not sure who John is.

Margaret’s son, John, was married and lived elsewhere in New Haven.

In 1870, there is a Margaret Bannon living in same house as James and Bridget. However, she was 85 in 1870 which is too old for this Margaret (She’d be about 70) and too young for James’ grandmother who would be about 95 at this time.

Children:

5. i. Margaret3 Bannon b. 5 May 1822.

6. ii. Rose “Rosa” Bannon b. c. 1825.

7. iii. James Bannon b. 1829.

8. iv. Ann Bannon b. c. 1830.

9. v. Susan Bannon b. c. 1830.

10. vi. John Bannon b. c. 1833.

11. vii. Michael Bannon b. c. 1837.

viii. Thomas Bannon b. c. 1841 in Enniskillen, Fermanah, Ireland.

3. Michael2 Bannon (James1), b. in Derryvullan, Fermanagh, Ireland, d. c. 1860 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, resided 2 Madison St. in New Haven, New Haven, CT. Michael is listed in Tithe Applotments with father James Sr and brother James Sr in Cavancurragh in 1835.
Marriage Witnesses: First Witness:Patricius McGrory Second Witness: Allicia McBrine

Michael’s death is based on fact that he is listed in the 1860 City Directory, but not the 1860 Census. He must have died early 1860.

He married Bridget Cox, 13 Sep 1836 in Enniskillen, Fermanagh, Ireland, b. c. 1805 in Derryvullan, Fermanagh, Ireland, d. 31 Jan 1881 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, resided 6 Madison St in New Haven, New Haven, CT. 1835 Tithe Applotments list Hugh Cox – Derryvullen -Cavancurragh.
This is probably Bridget’s brother.
There is a Hugh Cox listed as godparent for Bridget and Michael’s son, Patrick.

In 1860, Bridget was widowed. She and son, Patrick were living together.
In 1878, Bridget is lised as “widow of Michael” and boarding at 45 Nicholl.
In 1880, Bridget was living with her daugher Margaret and her husband in New Haven. Bridget is listed as infirmed.
She died in 1881 from Bronchitis at age 76. She was living at 6 Madison St.

Children:

i. Patrick3 Bannon b. c. 1839 in Enniskillen, Fermanagh, Ireland, occupation Carriage Painter, resided 2 Madison St. in New Haven, New Haven, CT. Patrick’s godparents were Hugo Cox and Catherine Bannon
There’s a Bridget Bannon and Patrick Bannon who arrived in New York 16 May 1857 on the “Neptune”. Age matches for this Patrick.
In 1860 Patrick lived with mother at 4 Madison St.
In 1861 his mother was at 4 Madison, but no Patrick listed.

In 1871 City Directories for New Haven, Patrick is listed as a grocer at 226 Hamilton, which was the address of his cousin, Rosa Bannon Shields.
He was not listed in New Haven after that.

In Bridgeport City Directories there is a Patrick Bannon who first shows up sometime between 1864 and 1874. Patrick Bannon, a painter, was the only Bannon in Bridgeport until at least 1895. In 1895 Patrick is not listed.

In 1885, Charles A. Preston died. His mother was a cousin to Patrick and ballbearers included members of this Bannon family. There is a Patrick Bannon of Bridgeport listed, however I cannot find him any census after 1860.

ii. John Bannon b. c. 1842 in Enniskillen, Fermanagh, Ireland. Godparents were John and Margaret Bannon.
This John may have died young or stayed in Ireland. His baptism in Ireland is the only record that I have for him

There is a John Bannon, b. 1842 Ireland married to Elizabeth. I do not think it is this John (son of Michael and Bridget) He shows up in New Haven in 1870. Didn’t seem to come with Bridget and Patrick and not ever living with the Bannons or even near them.He first shows up in City Directories in 1867. He lived in “The Hill” area at 117 Lafayette in 1867, 3 Rose in 1868 and 140 Lafayette in 1869-1870. He then lived on Oak St. In 1885 he was arrested for drunkeness. He promised to quit for a month.

12. iii. Margaret Bannon b. c. 1844.

4. Catherine2 Bannon (James1), b. c. 1817 in Enniskillen, Fermanah, Ireland, d. 27 Aug 1860 in New Haven, New Haven, CT. Catherine never married. Her son Joseph’s father was Robert Foster. Parents in the parish register are all listed with only the male’s surname, but in this case they are listed as “Robert Foster and Catherine Bannon”. This supports the idea that they were not married. Her son took the surname of Bannon.

In 1839, Catherine was godmother, along with Godfather Hugo Cox, of brother Michael’s son, Patrick, in Enniskillen, Fermanagh, Ireland.

In 1860, Catherine lived at 2 Madison St. Her son, Joseph lived with her. Margaret Bannon, age 60, and Margaret’s son, Michael lived with Catherine.
There is also a John, age 30. Too old to be Catherine’s son. Catherine owned $900 in Real Estate.
She seemed to be running a semi-boarding house. Besides the family members, there were also 5 boarders, all young men born in Ireland.

Catherine was listed as being “single” and age 37 at time of her death due to consumption. That does match with age of 43 listed in 1860 Census.
Even though the one year that she is in the New Haven City Directories (1860) listed her as “Mrs Catherine Bannon”. Joseph b. 1842 has mother listed as Catherine on his death record but no father.

Thomas Preston and Cormick Shields were executors of Catherine’s estate. Cormick and Thomas are married to Catherine’s nieces, daughters of James?
.

She married Robert Foster, d. pre 1860.

Children:

13. i. Joseph3 Bannon b. Jan 1841.

Generation Three

5. Margaret3 Bannon (James2, James1), b. 5 May 1822 in Fermanagh, Ireland, d. 22 Mar 1889 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, buried St. Bernard’s in New Haven, New Haven, CT. There is a passenger record for a Margaret and Rose Bannon arriving in New York 30 Sep 1842 on the Clarissa Clairborne
Thirty priests presided at her funeral out of respect for her son.
Pallbearers were “nephews and cousins”: Edward Maguire and Patrick Bannon of New York, Thomas J and James Blakeslee, Thomas and J. Bannon” of New Haven.

She married Thomas Preston, 8 Nov 1843 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, b. 20 Jun 1818 in Fermanagh, Ireland, d. 14 Dec 1907 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, buried St. Bernard’s in New Haven, New Haven, CT, occupation Ship Carpenter, resided 183 Franklin St in New Haven, New Haven, CT. According to bio: “Only child of Thomas Preson, who remained in Ireland, and his second wife, Sarah Kelly.”
In Tithe Applotments there are only two Prestons in Fermanagh:
Preston, George Magheraculmoney Ardess 1828
Preston, John Enniskillen Drumgay 1832

He remained at home upon the farm, attending school and assisting his parents, until twenty-one (1839?), when he crossed the Atlantic and located in St. John’s, New Brunswick, where he learned the trade of ship carpenter. After serving a portion of his apprenticeship there, Air. Preston came to New York, later removed to New Orleans, and in 1843 journeyed to New Haven to see a friend. Being well pleased with the locality, he settled in the city and followed the trade of joiner for several years.

In 1845, Thomas was the only Preston in New Haven. He was listed as “joiner” living at 175 State St.
Thomas was naturalized 3 Apr 1848
Thomas was founding member of the Washington-Erina Guards in 1849.
In 1851 – 1852 he lived at 2 Governeur’s Lane. The same “compound” as his wife’s family.
In 1853, at time of son’s birth, they were listed as living at 1 Governeur’s Lane.
In 1854 he was at 4 Governeur’s Lane
At time of son Joseph’s birth in Jan ’56 the family lived at 2 Governeur’s Lane. Later in 1856 he was at 113 Franklin St.
In 1860 and 1861 he was at 106 Grand.
In 1862 he was at 147 Grand.
In 1865 – 1869 he was at 145 Grand.
In 1870 and 1871 he was at 141 Grand.
In 1870, Joseph Banning age 27, Mechanic, b. Ireland was living with family.
In 1880 Thomas and Margaret were living at 183 Franklin. Only Charles and Katie lived with them.
They were still at same address in 1885 when son Charles died.
In 1886, Thomas purchased a four story brick “block” on the south corner of Congress Ave and Hill Street for $19,000
In 1900, Thomas was widowed. Daughter, Margaret Waddock was a widow and living with him.
Daughter “Mary K” was age 38 and single and living with him as well as an “adopted daugther, Mary C. Murphy, 19.

According to bio: ” During the Civil war. Commodore Gregory, a friend of Mr. Preston, induced him to locate in Boston,’ and while there he worked upon the famous “Merrimac.” After fifteen months, he went to the New York navy yards, where his skill obtained him employment for five years, under Admiral Foote, a friend of Commodore Gregory. Feeling, however, that New Haven suited him better as a place of residence, Air. Preston removed to this city, and until his retirement followed his trade, working upon ships. Being a man of prudence, he carefully saved his earnings and wisely invested in real estate, which so increased in value as to make him a man of means.

In Politics, Mr. Preston is a Democrat. He was the first of his nationality to be put on the police force of New Haven. Religiously he is a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. Pleasant and genial in manner, Mr. Preston has made many friends, and is highly respected by all who know him. He is a remarkably well preserved man, and his good memory and jovial manner together with a ready wit, make him an entertaining companion.
He has an extensive acquaintance in the city.”

Son Charles’ obituary lists father as “one of the oldest and most respected citizens of New Haven”.
Death date on headstone ( 14 Dec 1897) does not seem to be correct.
Thomas still living in 1900. He was living with two daughters in New Haven.
He was still alive in 1902 (bio) and deceased by 1910, so correct date may be 1907 instead of 1897.
There are a few incorrect dates on all of the family’s headstone inscriptions.

Children:

i. John S.4 Preston b. 12 Oct 1844 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. 13 Aug 1866 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, buried St. Bernard’s Cem in New Haven, New Haven, CT, occupation Clerk. In 1860 John was age 16 and living with parents.
In 1865 – 1867 John was working as clerk and boarding with parents at 145 Grand
John was living on Grand St at the time of his death due to Gastritis.

14. ii. Margaret Preston b. 16 Jan 1847.

iii. Thomas J. (Rev.) Preston b. 6 Nov 1849 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. 1920, buried St. Bernard’s in New Haven, New Haven, CT. In 1870, Thomas, age 20, lived with parents and siblings.
In 1880, Thomas was Asst. Priest in Meriden Ct.
In mid to late 1800’s he was in Danielson.

iv. Male Preston b. 20 Nov 1853 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. 20 Nov 1853 in New Haven, New Haven, CT. Stillborn.

v. Sarah A. Preston b. 4 Sep 1854 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. 6 Jun 1858 in New Haven, New Haven, CT.

15. vi. Joseph Francis Preston b. 10 Jan 1856.

vii. Andrew Charles Preston b. 8 Feb 1858 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. 8 Jun 1885 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, buried 10 Jun 1885 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, occupation Clerk at Preston Bros Dry Goods. Birth record lists name as Andrew Charles.
In 1860 and 1870 listed as “Andrew”
In 1880 listed as “Charles” and living with parents.
Employed by American Tea Company on State Street.
At the time of his death he had been ill seven weeks with pulmonary troubles.
Lived at 183 Franklin St at time of death.

viii. Mary Catherine “Katie” Preston b. 23 Nov 1860 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. 1934 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, buried St. Bernard’s in New Haven, New Haven, CT. Birth record lists name as “Mary C.”
In 1870, listed as “Mary K.”
In 1880, listed as “Katie”
In 1900, Katie lived with her widowed father and sister at 183 Franklin. She was listed as Mary K. Preston and single!
Newspaper announcement listed marriage year as 1891. Father’s bio lists Mary C. as being married in 1902.
In 1910, she was listed as widowed and living with sister and cousin Sarah Bannon at 183 Franklin.
In 1930 she lived just with her sister Margaret.

Birthyear on headstone was incorrect. It has 1860, but she was born c. 1865.

She married Michael Loughery, 8 Sep 1891 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, b. c. 1863 in Ireland. Michael was naturalized 25 Oct 1888, age 25 in New Haven.
In 1888 and 1889 Michael was clerk at 67 Wallace and lived at 322 Blatchley Ave. Same house as Sarah, widow of Cornelius Loughery
There was also a John Loughery who ran a saloon on Blatchley Ave, could be brother.
In 1890 and 1891, Michael was a “beer agent” living at 22 Monroe.
In 1891 Michael was charged with not having his wagon numbered properly.
In 1892 Michael is listed in City Directories as living at 281 Lloyd. That matches address that wedding announcement gave for the couple.
There doesn’t seem to be any mention of Michael in New Haven after that.
In 1897 there is a Michael Loughery, age 35, supposedly single, living with his sister. He killed himself because he was despondent over losing an arm in a railway accident a few months earlier.
There is a Michael Loughery in Waterbury in 1900. Could be this Michael.

6. Rose “Rosa”3 Bannon (James2, James1), b. c. 1825 in Fermanagh, Ireland, d. 16 Jul 1890 in New Haven, New Haven, CT. Based on her niece’s name, real name may have been “Rosanna”
There is a passenger record for a Margaret and Rose Bannon arriving in New York 30 Sep 1842 on the Clarissa Clairborne
Obituary said that she was 57 yrs old, but that seems to be abit young.
Funeral was at St. Patrick’s.

Grandmother, Margaret Bannon, lived with Rosa’s family at time of her death in 1878.

She married Cormick Shields, 23 Jan 1848 in Christ Church, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, b. c. 1826 in Ireland (son of Mr. Shields and Mrs. Shields), d. 13 Apr 1894 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, occupation Express Driver; Blacksmith, resided 226 Hamilton St in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut. In some records his name was spelled “Cormac”
Cormick is first listed in City Directories in 1849. Cormick lived at 142 Hamilton
In 1850, Cormick and Rose lived next door to her parents on Governour Lane. Cormick was listed as Blacksmith.
That same year, son Randall, was born. Cormick was 23 yrs old and Blacksmith, Rose was 25 yrs old.
Cormick was naturalized 2 Nov 1852.
There is a Michael Shields age 20 living with the family.
In 1851 and 52, Randall Shields is listed at same address as Cormick at “Hamilton near the RR Bridge”
In 1853, brothers Randall, Cormick and Edward were all listed at 142 Hamilton.
In 1858 Cormick and Rosa were still at 142 Hamilton.
In 1863 Draft Documents, Cormick is listed as living on Hamilton St. There is also a Daniel Shields, age 40, listed on Hamilton.
In 1863 and 1864 Cormick was elected treasurer of the Montgomery Benevolent Society.
In 1865 he was elected as a New Haven Councilman.
In 1868 he was the Secretary for the Montgomery Benevolent Society. In 1881 and again in 1884, He was the Vice President of the organization. In 1888 he was elected President.
In 1884 Cormack sued a tenant for $20 in rent, but the tenent claimed he paid more than that in repairs of the tenement and also said that the building was in such bad condition, with leaking sewer gas, that he also refused to pay on that account.
In 1869 – 1893 they lived at 226 Hamilton. He was living there at the time of his death in 1894.
Funeral was at St. Patrick’s.

In 1900 There is a Cormick Shields listed as “varnisher” living at 18 Wilson. This was a younger Cormick Shields in New Haven at that time.
The younger Cormick was the son of Cormick Shield’s brother, Randall and was born c. 1865 He had a son named Randall who died in 1891.

Children:

i. Randall4 Shields b. 1 Apr 1850 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. 22 Apr 1850 in New Haven, New Haven, CT. Birth record lists surname as “Shales”.
Cause of death was Hydracephaly. He was buried at Catholic Cemetery.

ii. Male Shields b. 6 Dec 1852 in New Haven, New Haven, CT.

16. iii. Mary Ellen Shields b. 11 Feb 1858.

7. James3 Bannon (James2, James1), b. 1829 in Ireland, d. 29 Sept 1898 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, resided Governor Lane- Madi – son St in New Haven, New Haven, CT, occupation Carriage Painter: mechanic. Birth Record for James F. lists parents as “James Jr. & Bridget”, proving that James’ father was also James.(New Haven Vitals)
Early records list the surname as “Banning”. From 1849 to 1855 James is listed as James Jr with his father as James Sr.
In 1849 James is listed as living at 6 Governeur’s Lane. His father lived at 4 Governeur’s Lane and a John “Banning” was at 2 Governeur’s Lane.
Also in 1849, James along with brother in law Thomas Preston, were founding members of the Washington-Erina Guards.
James was naturalized on 25 Oct 1852. He was age 23.
In 1853 the family lived at 6 Governeur Ave.
In 1856 James is listed at 4 Madison. It is first year that his father is not also listed.
Family lived at 4 Madison St. in 1857 at time of Kate’s birth
In 1858 James is listed as carriage painter at 4 Madison.
In 1860 the family lived on Madison St and James was listed as owning $1000 worth of real estate.
This family also lived at 6 Madison St during much of the 1860’s when some of the children were born.
James is listed as a “mechanic” at time of Sarah’s and Edward’s birth.(NH Vit)
1860 Census lists a daughter Ellen M.,b. c. 1855
In 1880 Census, the family lived at 6 Madison Street, New Haven.
In 1881 City Directories, James is listed at 6 Madison.
In 1882-3 and at time of his death in 1898, James is listed as living at 27 Madison.
Funeral was held at St. Patrick’s.

James was active in the Democratic Party. In 1879 he was elected to the Ward 7 Nominating Committee.
He was also a member of the Montgomery Benevolent Society.

In 1890 there was a strange property transfer recorded. James transfered ownership of land on Madison St to brother in law Thomas Preston, who turned around an transfered it to “Bridget, wife of James Bannon”.

At the time of his death, James lived at 27 Madison St., New Haven.
Funeral was held at St. Patrick’s.

Family member on Ancestry says the following about image of Bridget and James on car:
Tintype. Bridget McHugh Bannon (at the steering mechanism) and James Bannon, III. The coach was donated to a private collector in New Haven around 1975, by (I think) James Francis Bannon’s family/grandson/estate. The shed where it was kept had deteriorated to the point that it was being torn down. I last saw it at a car show in 1987 or 1988. It had been restored and I understand it to be operational.

This is note on photo of Bridget with children:
Behind Bridget would be Mary Jane and Ellen, and the two youngest clockwise would be Sarah Jane and Roseanne (Rosanna).

He married Bridget (McCue) McHugh, 22 Nov 1850 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, b. Dec 1832 in Ireland, d. 1904. 1900 Census lists Bridget as arriving in US in 1846 and naturalized same year. She would have been about age 14.
Birth year is based on age listed in children’s birth records.
I cannot find Bridget in New Haven in 1850. There are a few Bridget McHugh/McCues in New York.
In 1899 and 1900, Bridget was living at 27 Madison St.
There was also another family living there, James Bran ? b. May 1862 and wife Bridget b Dec 1862., both born Ireland. Children Mary, Kate, James & John.
In 1900 she was listed as giving birth to 10 children with only 6 living. Matches with Edward being listed as 10th child in Vital Records.
In 1901thru 1903 She lived at 171 Clay.

Children:

17. i. John Patrick4 Bannon b. 3 Jan 1852.

18. ii. James Francis Bannon b. 3 Jun 1853.

iii. Ellen M (Mary Jane) Bannon b. 29 Nov 1854 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. pre 1900 in New Haven, New Haven, CT. Birth record lists name as “Mary Jane” but in 1860 she is listed as “Ellen M.” She may have been
baptized different name from original birth record.
Ellen was age 5 in 1860 and 15 in 1870.
Can’t find any records for her after that.
She would have died pre 1900 based on mother’s 1900 Census notes.

19. iv. Katherine (Kate) “Kittie” A. Bannon b. 7 Feb 1857.

v. Henry Bannon b. 23 Aug 1858 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. 4 Jul 1860 in New Haven, New Haven, CT. Cause of death was Scarlet Fever. Henry was 1 yr 11 mos at time of death.

vi. Matthew Bannon b. 13 Mar 1860 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, resided 6 Madison St. in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. 14 Mar 1860 in New Haven, New Haven, CT. At time of birth, parents are listed as James age 30 and Bridget age 31.
Matthew died due to “premature birth”.

vii. Thomas Henry Bannon b. 9 May 1861 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. 13 May 1866 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, resided 6 Madison St. in New Haven, New Haven, CT. Thomas was age 5 yrs 7 days at the time of death.
Cause of death was listed as “Poison”.

viii. Rosanna “Rose” Bannon b. 11 Mar 1864 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. post 1920. In 1880, Rosa was age 16 and living with her parents.
Rose and William did not have any children.
In 1900, Rose’s sister, Sarah, lived with the couple, as did her nephew, John Arlington Condon. He was the son of Rose’s sister, Katherine Bannon Condon.

She married William “Bill” Conley, c. 1890 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, b. Oct 1864 in Connecticut, resided James St. in New Haven, New Haven, CT, occupation Molder; Machinist. In 1870 Bill, age 5, lived with his parents, Michael and Bridget, and siblings (Mary, Dennis, Michael and Richard) in Ward 5 New Haven at 27 Locust St. Michael was a boilermaker.
In 1880, Bill was age 14 and living with his parents at 153 Saltonstall.
In 1889 William was still living with parents at 153 Saltonstall (City Dir)
Marriage date is based on the couple being married for 10 yrs in 1900 Census,
In 1890, William is listed as living at 132 Saltonstall. Down the street from father.
In 1900, Bill and Rose lived at 171 Kay St in New Haven. Rose’s sister, Sarah Bannon, age 33, lived with them. Also nephew, John Condon, 19.
In 1910, Ellen Bannon, daughter of Rose’s brother Edward, was living with them.
In 1920, Rose’s brother, Edward’s, daughter, Ellen, was living with Rose and her husband in New Haven.

ix. Sarah Jane Bannon b. 19 Jul 1866 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. 6 Mar 1955 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, buried St. Bernard’s in New Haven, New Haven, CT, resided 6 Madison St. in New Haven, New Haven, CT, occupation Practical Nurse. Never married. In 1880 Sarah Jane was age 12 and living with her parents.
In 1903 Sara was employed at Strouse, Adler & Co and boarding at same address as mother at 171 Clay.
In 1904 after mother’s death, Sarah still lived at 171 Clay. Brother Edward J also lived there.
In 1905 Sarah still lived at 171 Clay.
In 1920, Sarah, age 50, lived with niece Anna Bannon Atzbach in New Haven.
In 1940, Sarah, age 73, lived on her own at 62 Lyon St, New Haven, CT.

20. x. Edward J. Bannon b. 22 Dec 1869.

8. Ann3 Bannon (James2, James1), b. c. 1830 in Ireland, d. pre 1880. In 1860 James and Ann lived in Ward 5, at 149 Franklin, in the same building as Ann’s brother, John and his wife Sarah Bannon.
In 1880, husband James was widowed and living with daughter and her family.

There is a death for an Ann Smith, 51, b. Ireland, married, died 15 Jan 1876, cause Bright’s Disease. Lived 25 Laurel St.

She married James Smith, 14 Sep 1851 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, b. c. 1817 in Ireland, d. post 1880, resided 149 Franklin in New Haven, New Haven, CT, occupation Porter; Carriage Maker; Carriage Painter. In 1850, James, age 36, lived with Oliver and Ellen Sheridan, both age 35, b. Ireland. They had sons Patrick, age 10, James, age 8 and Edward, age 2.
I think that Ellen may be James’ sister. In 1860, a Frank Smith, age 20 lived with Ellen. Ellen died 7 Sep 1868 and in 1870 two of Ellen’s sons lived with James and Ann. (see below)
In 1851 there was a death record for a “Child of James Smith” who lived on Governeur’s Lane. Death was only a month after James and Ann married.
In 1853 James and Ann lived at 1 Governeurs Lane. James was listed as “Gas manufacturer”
At time of daughter Rosa’s birth in 1856 they lived at 149 Franklin.
In 1860, James and Ann lived in same building at 149 Franklin, as a William Smith, b. 1828, Ireland and wife Mary. This is probably James’ brother.
Ann’s brother, John Bannon, and his wife also lived in same building.
In 1861, still lived at 149 Franklin.
In 1862-74, lived at 223 Franklin. Ann’s sister, Rosa Bannon Shields and husband lived nearby at 226 Franklin.
In 1870, the family still lived in Ward 5. Oliver and Ellen Sheridan’s sons,Thomas, 24, b. Ireland and Edward Sheridan, 22, b. CT, lived with the couple
In 1880-1883 James was widowed and living with daughter and her husband at 256 Wallace St in New Haven.

Children:

i. Infant4 Smith b. 29 Sep 1851 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. 3 Oct 1851 in New Haven, New Haven, CT. Child was only 5 days old at time of death. Born only about a week and half after James and Ann married.
Address of parents listed as Governeur’s Lane.

ii. Charles Smith b. 31 Jan 1853 in New Haven, New Haven, CT. In 1876 there is a Charles Smith, b. 1852 in New Haven, who is in the Almshouse in New York. Could be this Charles.

21. iii. Mary Ann Smith b. 31 Aug 1854.

iv. Rosa Ellen Smith b. 28 Jun 1856 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. pre 1860 in New Haven, New Haven, CT.

v. James B. Smith b. 11 Jun 1858 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. pre 1860 in New Haven, New Haven, CT. Not with family in 1860.

vi. Catherine Smith b. 22 May 1861 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. 30 Apr 1864 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, buried St. Bernard’s Cem in New Haven, New Haven, CT. Catherine was 3 yrs old at the time of her death due to Hydrothorax.

9. Susan3 Bannon (James2, James1), b. c. 1830 in Ireland, d. 28 Nov 1896 in New Haven, New Haven, CT. Susan and James’ sons, Thomas J and James Blakeslee of New Haven, are listed as nephews in Margaret Bannon Preston’s obituary.

In 1860, there is a Susan Blakesley, age 29, b. Ireland, working as a domestic servant in the home of Mary Brown in Ward 6 in New Haven. If James was deceased, this could be this Susan.
Can’t find her sons in 1860
In 1870 son Thomas is living with Susan’s sister and her family. Can’t find son James in 1870.
In 1870’s and 80’s Susan does not show up in City Directories.

In 1880 there is a widowed Susan Bannon, age 45, b. Ireland, who is working as domestic servant in Hamden. But that Susan is still living in Hamden in 1900, listed as having been married in 1866, so not the same person.

In 1894 and 1895, Susan, listed as “widow of James” was living at 542 East St. She is listed as being a Housekeeper.

Susan’s funeral was from the house of her niece, Mrs Joseph O’Connor ( Mary E. Shields) at 226 Hamilton.

She married James Blakeslee, 5 Jun 1848 in Christ Church, New Haven, New Haven, CT, b. c. 1824 in Ireland, d. post 1855 in New Haven, New Haven, CT. There was a Robert Blakeslee b. Ireland and living in New Haven who had children with similar names. This could be James’ brother.
In 1849, James is listed as a “well builder” living at 188 East ab Laurel.
In 1851 and ’52, James is a laborer living at 52 William.
In 1853 and ’54 he is listed back at 188 East ab Laurel.
No James listed in New Haven in 1855.
James was naturalized 12 Mar 1855 in New Haven and son Michael was born in July ’55.
But no sign of James after that.
In 1861 there is an article about a fire at a small house on East Street “belonging to Mrs. James Blakeslee”.

Children:

22. i. Thomas J.4 Blakeslee b. c. 1851.

ii. Michael Blakeslee b. 17 Jul 1855 in New Haven, New Haven, CT.

10. John3 Bannon (James2, James1), b. c. 1833 in Ireland, d. 15 Jan 1879 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, resided 120 Franklin St. in New Haven, New Haven, CT, occupation Carriage Painter. In 1849 John lived next door to brother and father at 2 Governeur’s Lane.
In 1850, there was a Patrick Preston, age 20, b. Ireland living with John’s parents and children. Could be related to John’s second wife.
John and Sarah were married by Rev E.J. O’Brien. First marriage for each.
In 1856 John is listed at 2 Madison St.
In 1857, John and Sarah were living at 4 Madison with rest of family.
In 1858, John was listed as carriage painter living at 121 Franklin.
In 1860 John and Sarah and Mary Jane lived in Ward 5 at 149 Franklin, in same house as John’s sister, Ann and her husband, James Smith.
In 1861 John is listed as living on 167 Hamilton.
In 1869, family lived at 193 Franklin St.
John was age 46 yrs at the time of his death due to Pneumonia. The family lived at 2 Pierpoint Ct.

He married (1) Sarah Looney, 16 Oct 1853 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, b. c. 1829 in Scotland, d. 10 Jun 1865 in New Haven, New Haven, CT. Sarah was 38 at the time of death due to Lung Congestion.
She is listed as living at 226 Hamilton St. at time of death.

Children:

23. i. Mary (Maria) J.4 Bannon b. 29 Mar 1856.

ii. James Bannon b. 5 Aug 1857 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. 19 Sep 1857 in New Haven, New Haven, CT. James was age 1 mos 11 days at time of death. Buried in City Cemetary.

iii. Bernard Bannon b. 25 Jul 1858 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. 27 Jul 1858 in New Haven, New Haven, CT. Bernard was 2 days old at time of death, due to premature birth.

He married (2) Susan Preston, 22 July 1866 in St. Patrick’s Church,New Haven, New Haven, CT, b. c. 1840 in Ireland, d. c 1907 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, resided 26 Canal St. in New Haven, New Haven, CT. 1900 Census says that Susan arrived in US in 1859.

In 1870, brother in law, Joseph Bannon, is living with Thomas Preston, age 52 and sister, Margaret Bannon Preston, age 48. I have not been able to connect Susan with that Preston family yet.
In 1880, Susan lived on Canal St. with her children.
In 1890, Susan’s daughter Kate was a bridesmaid for her “cousin”, Catherine Preston, daughter of Joseph Preston of Franklin St. Probably Susan’s brother.
In 1894 City Directories Susan is living at26 Canal. She is “widow of John”.
In 1899, Susan is still on Canal St with some of her children.

Susan was still listed in City Directories in 1906. That is the last year she was listed.

Children:

24. iv. Catherine “Kate” Agnes Bannon b. June 1867.

v. John Francis Bannon b. 28 Feb 1869 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. 28 Nov 1869 in New Haven, New Haven, CT. John was age 7 mos, 7 days at time of death due to “dropsey of brain”.

vi. Rosanna “Rose” M. Bannon b. 17 Apr 1870 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. post 1920 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, resided 26 Canal St. in New Haven, New Haven, CT, occupation W.R.A. Co. In 1894 and 1899, Rose was living with her mother on Canal St. and was employed by W.R.A. Co.
In 1900, Rose, age 29, lived with mother and brothers at 26 Canal St.
In 1906 Rose lived with mother at 26 Canal.
In 1908 Rose and brother John lived at 26 Canal St.
In 1910 Census Rose and brother John lived together at 26 Canal St.
In 1918 “Miss” Rose Bannon was listed as closest relative for Brother John on his Draft Registration. They both lived at 86 Winchester Ave.
In 1920, Rose is renting an apartment at 86 Winchester Ave. She is age 46, single and listed with “no occupation”.

vii. Joseph Bannon b. 9 Jun 1875 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, resided 26 Canal St in New Haven, New Haven, CT, occupation Glazier. In 1899, Joseph was living on Canal St with his mother and sister.
In 1906 Joseph and brother John lived at 249 Humphrey.
In 1908 Joseph was not listed in New Haven City Directories.

viii. John Joseph Bannon b. 12 May 1878 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. pre 1920 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, resided 86 Winchester Ave. in New Haven, New Haven, CT, occupation Glass cutter. In 1899, John was living with mother and siblings at 26 Canal St. He was working as a glass cutter.
In 1900 he was listed as Glass cutter
In 1917, his address was listed as 149 Winchester Ave. He was, single, age 37 and a lead glazer.
In 1918, John and sister Rose were both listed as living at 86 Winchester Ave.
In 1920 there is no sign of John, and sister Rose is living on her own at same address.

11. Michael3 Bannon (James2, James1), b. c. 1837 in Ireland, d. 1 Jun 1884 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, US, resided 183 Franklin St. in New Haven, New Haven, CT, US, occupation Carriage Finisher. In 1850 Michael was age 13, and living with parents in New Haven.
Michael was naturalized 6 Apr 1857. Age 21.
There is a marriage record for a Michael Bannon (Banning) age 20, b. Ireland, Painter to Sarah McCusker, age 20, b. Ireland on 4 Oct 1856.
In 1858, Michael was painter, living at 140 Wallace.
This could be a first wife who died young. Michael was living back with family in 1860. There is no Sarah listed.
I can’t find this family in 1870 or 1880. Daughter was born in New Haven in 1874 and Michael died in New Haven in 1884.
Michael was a widower at the time of his death from Phithesis Pulmonolis.

He married Ann Donnelly, d. pre 1884 in New Haven, New Haven, CT.

Children:

i. Mary L.D.4 Bannon b. 17 Jun 1874 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. 2 Apr 1902 in New Haven,CT.

12. Margaret3 Bannon (Michael2, James1), b. c. 1844 in Enniskillen, Fermanagh, Ireland, d. 21 Dec 1880 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, resided 45 Nicoll in New Haven, New Haven, CT. Godparents were James Bannon and Anna Breslin
Margaret died at age 35, parents listed as Michael and Bridget Bannon.
In 1870, John and Margaret and son John, lived in same house as Michael and Margaret Stanford Doherty.
Margaret Stanford’s nephew, Edward F. Stanford, married Margaret Bannon’s cousin, Ellen Bannon.
In 1880, Margaret’s mother, Bridget Bannon, lived with the family.

Margaret was age 35 at time of death due to Bright’s disease.
Parents listed as Michael and Bridget “Banning”.

She married John A. Frazier, 4 Mar 1867 in St. Mary’s Church, New Haven, New Haven, CT, b. Mar 1841 in Mediera, Portugal, d. post 1917, occupation House Painter and Paperhanger, resided 45 Nicoll St. in New Haven, New Haven, CT. John’s parents are listed as being born in Portugal as well.
John emigrated in 1859.
He enlisted in the US Army 22 Aug 1861 He was a member Co. A of the 14th Infantry.
At time of son John’s birth in 1870, they lived at 226 Hamilton St, New Haven.
At time of Francis’ birth in 1878 they lived in New Haven.
At the time of Margaret’s death in 1880 the family lived at 45 Nicholl.
John married another Margaret in 1884.
John’s partnership in Frazier and Nicholas Painters and Decorators was disolved in 1895.
In 1910 only daughter Josephine lived with widowed John.
John was still alive at time of Conn Military Census in 1917. He is listed as being 6 yrs in regular Army during “Late Rebellion”
He was living at 77 Nicholl St.
John is buried at St. Bernards Cemetery with a Civil War Marker and Flag.

Children:

i. Josephine M.4 Frazier b. 1868 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. 20 Jun 1868 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, buried in St. Bernard’s, New Haven, New Haven, CT. Listed as daughter of “John and Margaret” , she was age 5 mos 4 days at time of death.
She is buring in same plot as her father.

ii. John A. Frazier Jr. b. 5 Mar 1870 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. post 1926, resided 77 Nicholl St in New Haven, New Haven, CT, occupation Mechanic at Gun Factory. In 1910, John and Mary lived with John’s widowed father and his sister, Josephine. Mary’s widowed father, John Cavanaugh, also lived with them.
In 1920, John and Mary lived alone on 77 Nicoll St. They did not have children.
In 1925, John and Mary lived at 77 Nicholl St.

He married Mary Cavanaugh, c. 1900 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, b. c. 1873 in Connecticut, d. 30 Mar 1926 in New Haven, New Haven, CT. In 1910, Mary’s widowed father, John Cavanaugh, age 74, b. Ireland, was living with John and May.

25. iii. Charlotte Frazier b. 16 Oct 1871.

iv. Josephine Frazier b. Dec 1873 in New Haven, New Haven, CT. In 1900, Josephine was age 26 and living with her father and step mother.
In 1910, Josephine, age 35, was living with father. She was listed as “Josephine M.”. Stepmother seems to be deceased.
In 1912, Josephine was living at 45 Nicholl.

Josephine was not listed as having an occupation in City Directories.

v. James B. Frazier b. Aug 1876 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, occupation Painter, resided Nicoll St. in New Haven, New Haven, CT. In 1900, James lived with his father and step mother.

26. vi. Francis “Frank” Joseph Frazier b. 20 May 1878.

13. Joseph3 Bannon (Catherine2, James1), b. Jan 1841 in Enniskillen, Fermanah, Ireland, d. 5 Apr 1902 in West Haven, New Haven, Ct, resided 205 Franklin St. in New Haven, New Haven, CT, occupation Machinist,Carriage Painter. Joseph’s baptism record lists his father as Robert Foster. His parents are listed as “Robert Foster and Catherine Bannon” while most couples are listed with only the married surname. This supports that idea that Catherine never married.

1900 Census says that Joseph emigrated in 1846.
Joseph seems to have emigrated with his uncle James and his family, with his mother Catherine coming over in late 1850’s.

In 1850 he was living with uncle James, Margaret and their sons. Because Joseph was living with this family, with no sign of another parent, I originally assumed that he was the son of James and Margaret.
In 1860 Joseph was living with his mother, Catherine Bannon, on Madison St. Next door to his Aunt and Uncle, Margaret and James.
Joseph was naturalized 25 Mar 1862.
In 1870 Joseph was living with cousin in law Thomas (52) and sister, Margaret Bannon, (48) Preston… and thier children.
In 1878 and 1879 Joseph is listed as living at 226 Hamilton St which is same address as cousin Rosa and husband Cormic Shields.
Can’t find Joseph in 1880. He may not have been married yet. He was not at either 226 Hamilton OR 205 Franklin.
In 1880, Joseph was inducted in to the Hancock Veteran Legion.
1881 through 1894 City Directories, Joseph is living at 205 Franklin.
In 1900 Joseph, wife Catherine and daughters lived at 205 Franklin St., New Haven, CT.
That side of Franklin St is now a highway ( I – 91) The other side is low income housing.

Joseph was age 55 yrs at time of death due to Chronic Nephritis and Asthemia.
His mother is listed as “Catherine” with no father named.

Military Records:
Joseph Bannon:
Enlistment Date: 9 Nov 1863
Rank at enlistment: Landsman
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in the UN Navy on 09 Nov 1863.Mustered out on 07 Dec 1864.
Sources: Connecticut: Record of Service of Men during War of Rebellion.

He married Catherine McCabe, b. Nov 1850 in Ireland, d. c. 1915 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, resided in New Haven, New Haven, CT. 1900 Census lists immigration year to US as 1860. She is also listed as having given birth to 4 chidlren with 3 living.
In 1870 there is a Catherine McCabe, age 21, b. Ireland, working as a domestic in New Haven.
In 1910, year of immigration is listed as 1867and Catherine was widowed and lived at 205 Franklin St with her daughters.

Catherine is listed as widow of Joseph and living at 9 William St with her daughters in New Haven City Directories in 1915.
In 1916 her daughters were lving on their own at the same address.
There is a Catherine Bannon who d. 1915 in West Haven, could be this Catherine, but birth year was off (1842).

Children:

i. Margaret4 Bannon b. 21 Jun 1881 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. 1931 in West Haven, New Haven, Ct, occupation Corset Maker. In 1910, Margaret was age 28, single and living with mother and sisters.
In 1920 Margaret and sister, Catherine, lived at 9 William St.

ii. Joseph P. Bannon Jr. b. 17 Feb 1883 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, US, d. 25 Mar 1884 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, US. Joseph cause of death was meningitis.

iii. Loretta Bannon b. Jan 1885 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. 1914 in West Haven, New Haven, Ct, occupation Helper in Clock Shop. In 1910 Loretta was age 25, single and living with mother and sisters in New Haven.
In 1920 Loretta was not with sisters.

iv. Catherine Bannon b. 9 Nov 1887 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. post 1923, occupation Bookkeeper, resided 9 William St in New Haven, New Haven, CT. In 1910 Catherine was age 23, single and living with mother and sister in New Haven. She was working as bookeeper at the Iron Factory.
In 1920 Catherine lived with sister Margaret at 9 William St. She was still working as a bookkeeper
Catherine is listed in 1923 City Directories for New Haven. She was still working as a bookkeeper.

Generation Four

14. Margaret4 Preston (Margaret3 Bannon, James2, James1), b. 16 Jan 1847 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. post 1930 in New Haven, New Haven, CT. After her husband’s death, Margaret is listed in City Directories as running a saloon at 294 East St and living at her father’s address at 183 Franklin St.
She was issued a liquor license in Jan 1883.
In 1900, Margaret was living with father, listed as being born Jan 1849.She is listed as not having had any children.
In 1910 Margaret, widowed sister (Mary) Katherine Loughry and cousin Sarah Bannon lived together in New Haven.
In 1930 just the two sisters lived together.

She married John Waddock, 5 Apr 1871 in St. Patrick’s, New Haven, New Haven, CT, b. c. 1848 in Wexford, Ireland, d. 22 Nov 1882 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, occupation Merchant; Alderman; Liquor Dealer. Son of John and Ellen Waddock.
John immigrated to US at age 18 and lived for a year in New York before coming to New Haven.
In 1878 John was listed as being a saloon keeper and manager of American Tea Co on State St. His brother Maurice was boarding with him at 124 East.
In 1880 John and Margaret lived on St. John Elliot Lane. John’s brother Morris (Maurice) age 23, lived with them.
There was also a John Bannon, b. 1864 in New York boarding with them. Not sure of relationship to Margaret.

John was Alderman for 17 years, he was President of the Board of Alderman at the time of his death and In 1881 John was acting mayor of New Haven for a short time while the mayor was out of town.He was a member of the Knight’s of St. Patrick.

John died of consumption. His brother, Maurice, had died two years earlier of consumption as well. Another brother, Anthony, had died in 1879 at age 27.
John’s brother in law, Rev. Thomas Preston, presided over the funerals for Maurice and John
In 1879 John was sick with “Malarial and Lung Fever”. His obituary said that his lungs were never strong after that illness and that when he
participated in a Thanksgiving Day parade in the rain, he took ill again and never recovered.

John’s sister, Margaret Waddock Murphy (wife of Joseph) died in July 1882 at age 36.
There also seems to have been a brother Francis.

Children:

i. Margaret (Mary F.)5 Waddock b. 12 Feb 1873 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. pre 1900 in New Haven, New Haven, CT. Birth record lists her as Mary F. Waddock.
In 1880 Census she was listed as “Margaret”
She was not with her mother in 1900 but she is listed as as “Mary E. Waddock” living with her mother on Franklin St 1903-1906 City Directories.
In 1910 mother was listed as having given birth to one child with none living.

ii. Female Waddock b. 16 Jan 1872 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. 16 Jan 1872 in New Haven, New Haven, CT. Child was first child for John and Margaret and was stillborn.

iii. Patrick Waddock b. 24 Nov 1874 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. 24 Nov 874 in New Haven, New Haven, CT. Birth record lists this as “3rd child” for the parents.
Patrick was stillborn.

15. Joseph Francis4 Preston (Margaret3 Bannon, James2, James1), b. 10 Jan 1856 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. 1930 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, occupation Real Estate Agent, resided in New Haven, New Haven, CT. Birth record lists name as Joseph Francis.
Was listed as “Francis J” in 1860, but seems to have gone by “Joseph”
In 1900 and 1910, Joseph and Margaret and children lived at 141 Olive St.
In 1917 and in 1930 Joseph lived at 996 Townsend Ave.
Headstone has incorrect birthyear. He was born prior to 1860. Other sources confirm the 1857 birthyear.

He married Margaret Lyons, c. 1899 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, b. c. 1873 in Connecticut, d. 13 Aug 1953 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, buried St. Bernard’s in New Haven, New Haven, CT. In 1910 Margaret is listed as giving birth to 4 children, with 3 living.

Children:

i. Thomas5 Preston b. Sep 1899 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. pre 1900 in New Haven, New Haven, CT. Thomas was 8 mos old at time of 1900 Census and deceased by 1910.

ii. Raymond Preston b. c. 1901 in New Haven, New Haven, CT.

iii. Harold Preston b. c. 1903 in New Haven, New Haven, CT. In 1930 Harold was age 27 and living with his parents.

iv. Margaret F. Preston b. c. 1905 in New Haven, New Haven, CT. In 1930 Margaret was age 25 and living with her parents.

16. Mary Ellen4 Shields (Rose “Rosa”3 Bannon, James2, James1), b. 11 Feb 1858 in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, d. 14 Sep 1913 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, occupation Store Clerk, resided 226 Hamilton in New Haven, New Haven, CT. In 1880, Mary was 21 yrs old, single and living with her parents on Hamilton St.
Listed as Mrs. Mary E. O’Connor in her mother’s obit in July 1890

Mary’s aunt, Susan Bannon Blakeslee’s funeral was from Mary’s house at 226 Hamilton in 1898.

In 1900, Mary is listed as having given birth to 8 children with 7 living.

New Haven Register 14Sep1913
O’Connor- In this city, Sept. 14, Mary E. Sheilds, wife of Joseph H. O’Connor. Funeral from her late residence, 291 Sherman avenue, Wednesday morning at 9 o’clock. Solemn requem high mass at St. Brendan’s chruch at 9:30.

Death Certificate: Mary Ellen O’Connor. Died: New Haven, 291 Sherman Ave., 2 family house. Res: New Haven, CT. Occupation: House-wife. Married. To Joseph H O’Connor, Died 13Sep1913, Birth 12Feb1859, age 52yrs, 7mo, 2 days.Sex: Female, White, Born New Haven, Father Cormack Shields born Ireland. Mother Rose Bannon Born Ireland, Burial: New Haven, CT, St. Bernard,. Name of Informant Joseph H. O’Connor, 291 Sherman Ave. Embalmed by E. J. Sisk.

By 1917 the children all seemed to be living together on Carmel St.

She married Joseph O’Connor, 14 Jun 1882 in St. Patrick’s, New Haven, New Haven, CT, b. Jul 1869 in New York City, NY, d. pre 1919, occupation Salesman; Clerk at Dry Goods Store, resided 226 Hamilton in New Haven, New Haven, CT. Joseph’s parents were born in Ireland
In 1880 Joseph was living with mother, Catherine, age 63, and siblings in New Haven.
Marriage Index, Grooms 1880- 1894 1882, O’Connor, Joseph to Shields, Mary E. Vol. 22, page 408. 1882, June 14th. O’Connor, Joseph. age 27, Born: New York City Res: 89 Grand At. Shields, Mary E. age 23, Born New Haven, CT. Res; 226 Hamilton St. 1st marriage both. Color: white, both.

Marriage Lci. issued 13June1882 Joseph O’Connor, age 27, res 89 Grand, occupation: Clerk, Born New York city., Single, color: White. Nationality of parents, Father, Irish, Mother: Irish. Marriage 14Jun1882 at St. Patrick’s Church

In 1900 and 1910 the family lived at 226 Hamilton, the same house that Mary’s parents had lived in for years.
In 1910, Joseph’s sister, Marguerite, age 55, b. NY, lived with the family.
It seems that Joseph and Mary Ellen were deceased by 1919 when their children were all living together at 35 Carmel St, in New Haven.

Children:

i. Arthur S.5 O’Connor b. 5 Mar 1883 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. 23 Aug 1883 in New Haven, New Haven, CT. Arthur was age 5 mos 18 days at time of death.

ii. Mary “May” J. O’Connor b. Mar 1884 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. 6 Feb 1960 in New Haven, New Haven, CT. In 1910 Mary was age 24 and living with her parents.
In 1919 City Directories, Mary J was living at 35 Carmel. Siblings Gertrude, Celia, Edmund, Joseph and Catherine lived with her.
I cannot find any of the siblings from this family in 1920 Census.
In 1930 Mary J, Catherine, Celia and Edmund lived at 34 Pendleton. A niece and nephew, Eleanor age 17 and Arthur age 15 lived with them.
Mary is never listed as having an occupation.

iii. Catherine M. O’Connor b. Sep 1885 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, occupation Milliner. In 1910 Katherine was 22 and living with her parents.
n 1919 City Directories, Mary J was living at 35 Carmel. Siblings Gertrude, Celia, Edmund, Joseph and Catherine lived with her.
In 1930 and 1940 Catherine was single and living with siblings at 34 Pendleton in New Haven.

iv. Celia A. O’Connor b. Jul 1887 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. 10 Feb 1959 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, occupation Teacher, resided 34 Pendleton in New Haven, New Haven, CT. In 1910 Celia was age 21 and living with her parents.

27. v. Joseph Edward O’Connor Jr b. 8 May 1889.

vi. Irene O’Conner b. 29 Apr 1891 in New Haven, New Haven, CT. Connecticut Births and Christening has birth year as 1891, but census ages point to 1881.

vii. Gertrude O’Connor b. Mar 1896 in New Haven, New Haven, CT. n 1919 City Directories, Mary J was living at 35 Carmel. Siblings Gertrude, Celia, Edmund, Joseph and Catherine lived with her.
Gertrude was not with siblings in 1930. She probably married.

28. viii. Francis “Frank” Matthew O’Connor b. 25 Jun 1898.

ix. Edmund C. O’Connor b. 23 Jan 1903 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. Dec 1971 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, occupation Insurance Salesman, resided 34 Pendleton in New Haven, New Haven, CT. From about 1917 to 1919, the siblings lived at 25 Carmel. Only Francis and Irene seemed to be living on their own.
In 1930 Edmund lived with his sisters at 34 Pendleton, New Haven.
In 1940, Edmund lived with sisters and nephew, Arthur at 34 Pendleton.
Edmund enlisted as a Private on 15 Sep 1942.
In 1952 Edmund was Insurance Agent living at 34 Pendleton.

17. John Patrick4 Bannon (James3, James2, James1), b. 3 Jan 1852 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. 1936, buried St. Bernard’s in New Haven, New Haven, CT, resided 18 William St. in New Haven, New Haven, CT, occupation Brass Turner; Brass worker in Clock Shop. In 1870 John was age 18 and living with his parents.
In 1870s, John was listed as boarding at 6 Madison, his parent’s address.
In 1880, John, age 28, lived with his parents on Madison St.
In 1889-1894, they lived at 18 William St.
At the time of son John J’s birth, the family lived at 242 Franklin St. New Haven.
In 1900, John, Julia and son were living with Julia’s parents (Julia was listed with surname Sheridan, not Bannon)
In 1917, John’s address was listed as 84 Edwards St on Military Census.
In 1910 and 1920, only Julia’s sister, Margaret, was living with John and Julia.
In 1930, John and Julia were living with son, John and his family on Lawrence St.

John was active in the local Democratic party during the 1880’s.

He married Julia A. Sheridan, 20 Apr 1881 in St. Patrick’s Church,New Haven, New Haven, CT, b. 20 Feb 1860 in New Haven, New Haven, CT (daughter of John J. Sheridan and Margaret Cronan), d. 1936, buried 12 Mar 1936 in St. Lawrence Cem, New Haven, CT, occupation Worker – Box Factory. In 1870 Census, Julia was age 10 and living with parents and siblings.
In 1880 Census and at the time of her marriage in 1881, Julia is listed as living at 76 St. John St. with her parents.
At the time of son’s birth in 1888, Julia is listed as giving birth to 4 children with one living.
In 1900, Julia, John and son were living with her parents at 18 Williams Street in New Haven. Julia is listed as having given birth to 5 children, with only one living.
1910 Census states that Julia gave birth to 6 children, but only one lived.

Children:

29. i. John Joseph5 Bannon b. 5 Jan 1882.

ii. Edward Bannon b. 5 Jan 1882 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, US, d. 1882 in New Haven, New Haven, CT. Seems to have been twin.

iii. Female Bannon b. 14 Dec 1884 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, US, d. 14 Dec 1884 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, US. The baby was stillborn due to placental apoplexy.

iv. Female Bannon b. 14 Nov 1886 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, US, d. 14 Nov 1886 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, US. Child was stillborn.

v. Male Bannon b. 22 Jun 1888 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. 1888 in New Haven, New Haven, CT.

vi. Male Bannon b. 18 Aug 1892 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. 18 Aug 1892 in New Haven, New Haven, CT. Stillborn.

18. James Francis4 Bannon (James3, James2, James1), b. 3 Jun 1853 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. 1901, resided Walnut and Wallace S – ts in New Haven, New Haven, CT, occupation Carriage Painter. In 1870, James was age 16 and living with his parents.
In 1876 the family lived at 66 Ward St.
In 1877, the family lived at 249 Wallace St.
At the time of son John’s death the family lived at 44 Walnut.
At the time of their daughter, Julia’s birth in 1887 and Bridget’s, death in 1888 they lived at 6 St. John St.

In 1880-1881, the family lived at 44 Walnut St. in New Haven. There was a Bridget Wallace, age 40, living with them.
In 1883, James was involved in an altercation at a local bar. He had complained that he hadn’t recieved the correct change for $1, and was beaten by
Thomas Sweeney, the saloon keeper. Sweeney, who was also a pugilist, was arrested and fined.
In 1887 James was sentenced to 10 days in jail for breach of peace against Julia Bannon. She had refused to give him drinking money and he hit her in the eye. The couple lived on East St at the time.
In 1891 the family lived at 27 Castle St.
In 1892, James was charged with “breach of peace” against Julia Bannon.
In 1893 and 1894 they are listed as living at 26 Main St.
In 1899, the famil y was living at 113 Saltonstall.
In 1900, the family lived at 151 Wallace St. in New Haven.
In 1903, widow Julia lived at 167 Saltonstall.

He married Julia Brereton, 13 Jan 1873 in St. Mary’s, New Haven, New Haven, CT, b. Aug 1856 in Ireland (daughter of John Brereton and Julia (Meagher) Maher), d. 1911. Death date from Lillian Stanford.
Came to US at age 16, suppossedly in 1870, and married in 1873.
She is listed as age 19 in 1873 at time of James T’s birth, making a 1864 birth year. However her marriage record lists her as age 21. She may have lied.
At the time of Maggie’s birth, Julia is listed as having given birth to 11 children with 5 living.
At the time of Julia’s birth, she is listed as having given birth to 12 children with 5 living.
At time of Raymond’s birth it’s 15 children with 6 living.
In 1900 Julia is listed as having given birth to 16 children with 7 living. That would be the six still living with her and daughter Ellen who was married.
In 1910 Julia was working as servant in home of John Skelly at 97 James St. She is listed as giving birth to 17 children with 6 living.

Children:

i. James Francis5 Bannon Jr. b. 29 Nov 1873 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. 25 Oct 1875 in New Haven, New Haven, CT. Parents listed as James, painter, age 21, born New Haven and Julia age 19, born Ireland.
Not listed with family in 1880. James died at age 1 yr 11 mos from Scarletina.

30. ii. Ellen “Helen” “Nellie” A. Bannon b. 4 Mar 1875.

iii. Julia Catherine Bannon b. 5 Mar 1876 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. 24 Sep 1876 in New Haven, New Haven, CT. Julia was age 6 mos and 21 days at time of death due to Peritonitis.

iv. Francis James Bannon b. 12 Feb 1877 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. 12 Feb 1877 in New Haven, New Haven, CT. The child lived ” 11 hours”
Cause of death was “Inanition” which means ” Exhaustion, as from lack of nourishment or vitality”.

v. John P. Bannon b. 5 Jun 1878 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. 15 May 1879 in New Haven, New Haven, CT. John was age 11 mos, 10 days at the time of his death due to Tubercular Meningitis.

vi. Joseph Francis Bannon b. 25 Jul 1881 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. 1936, resided 169 Wolcott Ave in New Haven, New Haven, CT, occupation Adjuster at WRA Co. In 1900, he was living with his parents and siblings. No occupation listed.
Never married. He listed sister, “Mrs Edward Stanford” as closest relative on Draft Documents.
In 1903 Joseph was living with widowed mother at 167 Saltonstall.

31. vii. Mary (Mae) C. Bannon b. 11 Nov 1881.

viii. Bridget J. Bannon b. c. 1882 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. 31 Mar 1888 in New Haven, New Haven, CT. Bridget was six years old at the time of her death due to gastro enteritis and “collapse”.

ix. Edward J. Bannon b. 16 Jan 1883 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. 25 Jul 1885 in New Haven, New Haven, CT. Edward was age 2 yrs 7 mos at the time of death due to Measles and Pneumonia.

x. George Bannon b. Jan 1885 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, US, d. 8 Jul 1885 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, US. George was 7 mos old at the time of his death duet Acute Hydrocephalus.

32. xi. Margaret Bannon b. 22 Dec 1885.

xii. Julia Bannon b. 23 Sep 1887 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. pre 1900 in New Haven, New Haven, CT. Julia’s birth is listed in New Haven vital records. She is not with the family in 1900. She would have been 13. She probably died young.

xiii. John P. Bannon b. Mar 1889 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. 1901 in New Haven, New Haven, CT. In 1900 John was age 11 and living with his parents.
There is a birth record for a James Francis Bannon born 10 Mar 1889 for this family. Same child or twin?
Died young from Diptheria. (According to notes from Lillian Stanford).

xiv. Elizabeth “Lillie” Bannon b. 21 Jan 1891 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. 5 Dec 1893 in New Haven, New Haven, CT. Lillie was 3 yrs old at the time of her death from Malarial Fever. She is listed as daughter of James and Julia.

xv. Raymond Patrick Bannon b. 11 Nov 1895 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, occupation Woodworker, resided 9 Richards Place in West Haven, New Haven, Ct, d. 30 Mar 1975 in Hamden, New Haven, CT. Never married.
In 1900, Ray was age 5, living with his parents.
In 1910, Raymond was age 15 and living with his sister, Ellen, and her family in New Haven.

WWI Draft Registration lists Ray as having light gray eyes and light brown hair.
He “claims to be underweight”, but that must not have mattered since
Raymond enlisted 26 Apr 1918 and was released 24 Feb 1919.
Raymond was listed in the casualty list in the newspaper on 21 Dec 1918. He was listed as “Men wounded slightly”
Ray was the victim of a gas attack during WWI. He was handicapped because of it.

In 1930, he was living with his sister, Ellen, and her family in West Haven.
His WWII Draft Registration lists Ray as being 5’5 1/2″ and 120 lbs.
He was still living with sister, Ellen Stanford at 90 Richards Place in West Haven.
He worked at Lomas & Nettleton at 175 Orange St, New Haven.

33. xvi. Mildred Bannon b. 30 Mar 1899.

19. Katherine (Kate) “Kittie” A.4 Bannon (James3, James2, James1), b. 7 Feb 1857 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. 23 Jan 1912 in New Haven, New Haven, CT. In Kate’s birth record, parents are listed as both age 27 and living at 4 Madison St. Name is listed as “Kate” in New Haven Vital records.
Kate was living on Madison St. at the time of her marriage.
At the time of Edward’s birth, Kate is listed as giving birth to 4 children, with 4 living.
I can’t find Kate in 1900. She would have been a widow. Her son, John A, was living with Kate’s sister, Rose and her husband in New Haven.

She married John J. Condon, 18 Apr 1880 in St. Patrick’s RC Church, New Haven, CT, b. c. 1857 in New Haven, New Haven, CT (son of John Condon and Ellen Meagher), resided 481 East St. in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. 29 Jun 1893 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, occupation Carpenter; Stair maker. Lillian Stanford Touchstone Coombs listed Katherine’s husband as “Frank Condon”. I think she may have known son Frank and assumed father had same name?
Didn’t find John’s birth record. Birth year based on age at children’s births. Location based on facts that family was in New Haven at that time.
In 1870, John was age 12 and living with parents in Ward 5, New Haven.
In 1880 John was age 22 and living with widowed father in New Haven.
At time of son John’s birth in 1881, the family lived at 84 Pierpoint.
At the time of son Edward’s birth in 1888, the family lived at 275 Hamilton St.
In 1889, a house that John was working on was demolished by wind during a storm. A number of workers were hurt. John is listed as being “scratched”. He was living at 275 Hamilton St.
In 1890, there is a “John J. Condon”, joiner, listed as living at 1331 State Street. “Mrs. J. Condon” ran a “Confectionary and Cigar” shop in the house. However this John died on 6 Nov 1891 at age 46 (b. 1844). There wasn’t another John J. listed.
In 1891 and 1892, they lived at 902 State.
In 1893 John J. Condon, stair builder, is listed as living at 139 Saltonstall.
There is a newspaper announcement concerning “John Condon of this city (New Haven) ” who died at his residence of 139 Saltonstall.
* Note another researcher says that the photo is John J. Condon, however, if it is, the date is incorrect. I think it may be his son, John A. Condon.

Children:

34. i. John Arlington5 Condon b. 18 Apr 1881.

35. ii. Francis “Frank” Andrew Condon b. 14 Mar 1883.

iii. Catherine Condon b. 4 Jun 1887 in New Haven, New Haven,CT.

iv. Edward Condon b. 13 Sep 1888 in New Haven, New Haven, CT.

v. Raymond Condon b. post 1888 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. 11 Feb 1891 in New Haven, New Haven, CT.

20. Edward J.4 Bannon (James3, James2, James1), b. 22 Dec 1869 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. post 1905, resided 765 Grand Ave in New Haven, New Haven, CT, occupation Butcher; Salesman. In 1870 Edward was 7 mos old at time of census.
In 1880, Edward was age 10 and living with his parents.
In 1892 at time of Genevieve’s birth, the family was living at Springside Asylum, which was the poor house.
In 1894 at time of Rose’s birth, they lived at 215 Franklin St., New Haven.
In 1896 the family lived at 253 James St.
In 1900, the family was living in New Haven.
In October 1900 Edward was charged with non-support of his family. He was given option of spending 60 days in jail or securing $150 bond as surety that he would provide $5 a week for his family’s support for 76 weeks. The articles said that the case was continued. Not sure which option he chose, or if that is when he disappeared.

In 1901 thru 1903 Edward was listed as clerk, living at 169 Saltonstall.
In 1904 Edward J and sister Sarah J were boarding at 171 Clay. His mother and sister had lived there from 1901-1903.
Edward is not listed in 1905 New Haven City Directories. No mention of where he removed to.

According to family lore, Edward abandoned family and was last seen in Texas. I can’t find any records for him after 1905.

Birth record lists ” male child” born 22 Dec 1869 to Bridget and James, no “Edward” is listed in vital records and this child is listed as 10th child for parents. Parents ages are listed as 40 and 36.

He married Maria Thayer, c. 1890 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, b. Feb 1870 in Connecticut, d. pre 1910 in New Haven, New Haven, CT. In 1870, Maria was 3 mos old and living with her parents in Ward 5, New Haven.
In 1880, Maria, age 10 lived with her parents and siblings at 190 Hamilton St. Father Edward Thayer, 35, b. Mass, Brass Finisher. Mother Annie, age 28, b. Ireland.
Siblings George, 8, Eddie, 5, Jennie 4 and James 1.
In 1894, Maria’s sister, Jennie, came to live with her. This made her father mad and he was accused of cruelty towards Jennie when she returned home. Shortly after returning home Jennie died.
In 1910, two of Maria’s daughters are living with her brother George Thayer. Maria seems to be deceased.

Children:

i. Anna Marie5 Bannon b. 4 Apr 1891 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. 15 Sep 1989 in New Haven, New Haven, CT. In 1920, Anna’s sister, Eva, and aunt Sarah Bannon lived with Anna and Charles in New Haven.

She married Charles Francis Atzback, c. 1909 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, b. 8 Sep 1886 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, resided 115 County St. in New Haven, New Haven, CT, occupation Assembler at Gun Factory; Butcher, d. 9 Mar 1969 in New Haven, New Haven, CT. In 1880, Charles Sr was living with father Paul, b. Germany, a grocer, on Liberty St., in New Haven.
In 1890 City Directories, Paul is listed as living on Auburn St in New Haven and Charles was in West Haven.
In 1900, Charles Sr, wife Roseanna and children lived in West Haven (Orange), New Haven. Charles Sr was a grocer.
In 1910, Charles and Anna lived with Charles’ mother, Roseanna, and her second husband, William Sheehan on Auburn St., New Haven.
In 1918, Charles and Anna lived at 97 Sheffield St., New Haven.
In 1930, Charles and Anna had an Alice Atzback, age 7, “boarding” with them.
In 1942, Charles and Anna still lived at 97 Sheffield St.

ii. Genevieve “Eva” “Jennie” Bannon b. 3 Feb 1893 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. 18 Apr 1979 in Branford, New Haven, CT. In 1910, Eva , age 17, and sister, Rose, lived with thier Uncle George Thayer in New Haven.
In 1920, Eva, age 26, lived with sister Ann and her husband in New Haven.

She married Forrest Edgar Terpening, 1930 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, b. 2 Nov 1890 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, resided 117 Pendleton St. in New Haven, New Haven, CT, occupation Proprietor of Whalley Tire Co., d. 7 Nov 1980 in Branford, New Haven, CT. Forrest was youngest child fo Herman Terpening (b. NY) and Mary McAuliffe( b. Ire).
Herman ran a restaurant and the family lived at 120 East St at the time of Forrest’s birth.
In 1900 and 1910, Forrest lived with his parents in New Haven.
In 1920, Forrest was rooming in Akron, Summit, Ohio and working as a steam fitter in the Rubber shop.
In 1942, the couple lived at 89 Hubinger St., New Haven, CT.

36. iii. Rose Mary Bannon b. 1 Jun 1894.

iv. Mary Ellen “Nellie” Bannon b. 7 May 1896 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. pre 1967, occupation Worked at Corset Factory. In 1910, Nellie lived with her father’s sister, Rose, and her husband in New Haven.
In 1920 Ellen lived with sister Rose and her husband in New Haven.

21. Mary Ann4 Smith (Ann3 Bannon, James2, James1), b. 31 Aug 1854 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. pre 1893 in New Haven, New Haven, CT. In 1880, Mary Ann’s father, James Smith, 65, b. Ireland, widowed, lived with the family.
Mary died before 1893. William was remarried to a second Mary, b. Massachusetts, by then.

She married William McCarthy, b. c. 1856 in Ireland, d. Jul 1895 in New York City, New York, resided 256 Wallace St in New Haven, New Haven, CT, occupation Saloon Keeper; polisher. William had his liquor license revoked in 1882 for selling on Sunday.
In 1883, William lived at 256 Wallace, but was listed as polisher, not saloon keeper.
By 1893 William was remarried to a second “Mary”. They had at least one son and two daughters. William’s two sons by first wife lived with his widow after his death.
In July 1895, William, “saloon keeper at corner of Wallace and Walnut Streets” committed suicide by taking laudanum while in New York City. The article stated that he was despondent about recent death of his daughter.
Article says that he leaves “wife and several children”.

Children:

37. i. William Joseph5 McCarthy b. 2 Feb 1880.

ii. Charles Smith McCarthy b. 16 Feb 1881 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. 16 Feb 1956 in Hamden, New Haven, CT, occupation Factory Machine Operator; Clerk. 1900 Census lists birthyear as 1872, but that is incorrect.
At that time he was age 18 and living with his step mother.
In 1910 Charles and brother still were living with step mother.
In 1920, Charles, age 38, was living with William and his wife on Hazel St. He was a Machine Operator.
In 1930, Charles, age 49, was living with William and family on Winchester Ave. He was working as clerk at Rubber Co.
In 1940, Charles, age 59, was still living with William and Delia.
In 1948, Charles and nieces, Mary and Evelyn, lived at 43 Sheldon Terrace. New Haven.
In 1951, Charles was a custodian living on Sheldon Terrace, New Haven.

Death record for a Charles McCarthy, never married, died 16 Feb 1956 in Hamden, age 75.

22. Thomas J.4 Blakeslee (Susan3 Bannon, James2, James1), b. c. 1851 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. c. 1892 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, occupation Lather; Carriage Painter;, resided 226 Hamilton in New Haven, New Haven, CT. In 1870 Thomas, age 19, lived with Aunt and Uncle, Cormick and Rosa Bannon Shields.
There is another Thomas Blakeslee, age 19, son of Robert, living in New Haven as well.
At the time of his marriage in Wallingford, CT in 1872, Thomas lived in New Haven.
In 1878, Thomas J. lather lived at 226 Hamilton but son James’ birth record lists the family as living in West Haven.
In 1880 census, Thomas and wife lived in same house as Cormick and Rosa at 226 Hamilton.
In 1884-86 Thomas is listed in City Directories at 65 Jackson.
In 1889, Thomas and James Blakeslee listed as nephews of Margaret Bannon Preston in her obituary
Can’t find Thomas in City Directories after 1892 and in 1900 Census Children are living together with no parent.

He married Mary Ann McKenna, 30 Sep 1872 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT, b. c. 1852 in Hartford, Hartford, CT, d. pre 1900 in New Haven, New Haven, CT. Mary Ann’s parents were born in Ireland.
Mary Ann was born in Hartford, but was living in Wallingford, CT at time of her marriage in 1872. She was listed as being 20 years old.

Children:

i. Anna E. “Annie”5 Blakeslee b. Aug 1874 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. 28 Feb 1960 in West Haven, New Haven, Ct, resided in New Haven, New Haven, CT, occupation SNET Instructor. In 1900 Annie was married, but living on her own with her siblings at 542 East St.
In 1907 Anna lived at 27 Court St.
She never remarried after the death of her husband in 1907.
In the 1930s Anna moved to West Haven.

She married Benjamin Prescott, c. 1897 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, b. 1875 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. 23 Sep 1907, buried in East Haven, New Haven, CT, occupation Bicycle Repairman; Connecticut Computing Machine Co. In 1880, Benjamin was 5 and living with parents Benjamin and May Prescott in New Haven.
In 1893 Benjamin was made assistant chief operator in the telephone office. That is probably where he met Anna.
In 1900 Benjamin and Annie were separated. He was boarding in Branford, CT.
In 1903, Benjamin was living with his widowed mother in New Haven. Benjamin’s father died in 1898.
In 1907, the year that he died, Benjamin and mother lived in Morris Cove.

ii. Susan “Susie” Blakeslee b. c. 1875 in New Haven, New Haven, CT. In 1900 Susie and siblings living at 542 East St. Parents seem to both be deceased. Sister Anne was married and living at same address.

iii. James Francis Blakeslee b. 2 Aug 1878 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. 6 Jun 1947 in New Haven, New Haven, CT. In 1900 James lived with his siblings on East St, New Haven.
In 1940 James and Julia lived at 1291 State St., New Haven, CT.

He married Julia McNally, b. 1880.

iv. Edward Blakeslee b. c. 1880 in New Haven, New Haven, CT. In 1900 Edward lived with his siblings on East St, New Haven.

v. Thomas Blakeslee Jr b. c. 1881 in New Haven, New Haven, CT. In 1900 Thomas lived with his siblings on East St, New Haven.

vi. Charles Blakeslee b. 1883 in New Haven, New Haven, CT. In 1900 Charles lived with his siblings on East St, New Haven.

vii. Augustus Blakeslee b. c. 1885 in New Haven, New Haven, CT. In 1900 Augustus lived with his siblings on East St, New Haven.

viii. Harry Blakeslee b. Aug 1887 in New Haven, New Haven, CT. In 1900 Harry lived with his siblings on East St, New Haven.

23. Mary (Maria) J.4 Bannon (John3, James2, James1), b. 29 Mar 1856 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. pre 1900. In 1900 Mary and Henry’s daughter was living with Mary’s half sister Catherine Agnes Bannon Hunt and her family.

She married Henry Taylor, b. c. 1859 in New Hartford, Litchfield, CT, d. pre 1900, occupation Carriage Painter, resided Wallace St. in New Haven, New Haven, CT.

Children:

i. Sarah5 Taylor b. 27 Jan 1880 in New Haven, New Haven, CT. Sarah was 4 mos old at time of 1880 Census.
In 1900, Sarah age 20, b. Jan 1880, was living with Aunt and Uncle Charles and Catherine Bannon Hunt on Thompston Street in New Haven.
Catherine Bannon Hunt was half sister to Sarah’s mother.
Sarah is not listed in City Directories in early 1900s, so she probably married shortly after Census.

24. Catherine “Kate” Agnes4 Bannon (John3, James2, James1), b. June 1867 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. 16 Sep 1900 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, resided 55 Thompson St in New Haven, New Haven, CT. In 1880, Kate was age 12 and working in the “Gun Shop”.
In 1890, Kate was a bridesmaid for “cousin” Catherine Preston, the daughter of Joseph Preston of Franklin St.
At the time of her marriage, Kate was 25 and Charles was 21. The marriage was performed by Rev Hartigan at St. Mary’s.
Catherine was age 33 at the time of her death due to Pneumonia and Typhoid Fever.
The family lived at 55 Thompson St at the time of her death.
Funeral was from St. Mary’s Church.
In 1910, husband Charles is married for a second time (for 6 yrs).

She married Charles Arthur Hunt, 23 Jan 1893 in St. Mary’s Church,New Haven, New Haven, CT, b. Jan 1870 in Pomfret, CT, resided 58 Thompson St. in New Haven, New Haven, CT, occupation Lumber Salesman; Grocer. Vital records list Charles and Catherine as being married at St. Mary’s, however the newspaper announcement says that the couple were “married quietly ..by Rev. Hartigan at his house”.
In 1898 the family lived at 205 Goffe St. Charles was a salesman.
In 1900, Charles brother, Clarence Hunt, age 22, b. Aug 1877 in CT, was living with the family. He worked as a “miller” at the Gun shop.
There was also a niece, Sarah Taylor, b Jan 1880, living with the family. Sarah was daughter of Catherine’s half sister, Mary Bannon Taylor.
From time of son, John’s birth to atleast date of Catherine’s death, the family is listed as living in a four family home at 55 Thompson St.
In 1910, Charles and second wife, Nellie, were living at 1272 State St.
In 1917 Charles lived at 71 Madison St, Hartford, CT.
In 1920 Charles and family lived in Hartford, CT. Son John and daughter, Charlotte, lived with them.
In 1930 Charles and Nellie lived in Gardena, Los Angeles, CA.

Children:

38. i. Susan “Susie” Ferguson5 Hunt b. 21 Feb 1894.

ii. Frances Hunt b. 30 Aug 1895 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. pre 1898. Frances is not with family in 1900 and in 1898, Catherine is listed as having given birth to 3 children with two living, meaning Frances was deceased by then.

iii. Agnes Hunt b. 15 Dec 1898 in New Haven, New Haven, CT. In 1910 Agnes was 11 and living with father and step mother in New Haven.

25. Charlotte4 Frazier (Margaret3 Bannon, Michael2, James1), b. 16 Oct 1871 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. 6 Dec 1939 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, buried Beaverdale Mem. Park in New Haven, New Haven, CT. Could be the child, age 8, listed as “Frazier Frazier” in 1880 Census.
She was not with the family in 1900. She may have been married by then.

She married George Washington Chadeayne, 1897 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, b. 16 Jun 1869 in New York, d. 26 Mar 1941 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, occupation Brass Finisher, resided 81 Stevens in East Haven, New Haven, CT. Great Grandson of Jeremiah Chadeayne and Martha Gould of Suffolk Co, NY.
Grandson of Joseph Crawford Chadeayne and Sarah Mariah Gould of Suffolk Co, NY
Son of George Washington Chadeayne and Helen Marshall Tuttle.
There is a marriage announcement for George Chadeayne and Jeanne Hillman in Sept 1891. Could be a first wife for George.
In 1920 the family lived in New Haven, CT
In 1930 they lived in East Haven, CT
In 1940, George was a widower. He lived with his son John and family in East Haven.

Children:

i. George Dewey5 Chadeayne b. 1898 in New Haven, New Haven, CT.

ii. William Davenport Chadeayne b. 1900 in New Haven, New Haven, CT. In 1930 William still lived with his parents in East Haven, CT.

iii. John Frazier Chadeayne b. 1902, d. 8 Aug 1963.

He married Sybil ?? Chadeayne, b. 1898, d. 20 Jun 1993.

iv. Helen Josephine Chadeayne b. 1904, d. 1992.

v. Charlotte Ann Chadeayne b. 1906 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. 1996.

vi. Robert Paul Chadeayne b. 1910 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. 9 May 1975.

He married Evelyn ?? Chadeayne.

26. Francis “Frank” Joseph4 Frazier (Margaret3 Bannon, Michael2, James1), b. 20 May 1878 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. post 1942, resided 4 University Place in New Haven, New Haven, CT, occupation Restaurant Waiter; Janitor; Inspector at Clock Shop. Birth record lists Frank as parent’s sixth child.
Frank’s WWI Draft Registration lists wife, Mary Agnes Frazier as closest relative. Living at 57 Pearl St.
In 1920 Frank, Mary and son, John, lived on Pearl St, New Haven.
In 1930, Frank, Hattie and Frank’s son John, and Hattie’s son, Harold Huling lived on Edgewood Ave in New Haven. Frank was working as a janitor at the Yale Theater.
In 1940, Frank, Hattie and Harold still lived at 66 Edgewood Ave. Frank worked as an inspector at a Clock Shop.

Frank probably died prior to 1960 when Hattie died and was listed as “widow”. He may have even died prior to 1949 since he is not listed in CT Death index which starts in that year. That would put his death sometime between 1942 and 1949.

He married (1) Mary Agnes ?? Frazier, b. c. 1874 in Connecticut, d. post 1920.

Children:

i. John5 Frazier b. c. 1909 in New Haven, New Haven, CT.

He married (2) Harriet “Hattie” ?? Frazier, c. 1904 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, b. c. 1877 in Connecticut, d. 17 Mar 1960 in North Haven, New Haven, CT.

Generation Five

27. Joseph Edward5 O’Connor Jr (Mary Ellen4 Shields, Rose “Rosa”3 Bannon, James2, James1), b. 8 May 1889 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. 23 Dec 1971 in East Haven, New Haven, CT, occupation Metropolitan Life Insurance Co, buried St. Bernard’s Cem in New Haven, New Haven, CT, resided 64 Cosey Beach Rd in East Haven, New Haven, CT. In 1910 Joseph was age 20 and living with his parents.
In 1930 Joseph and second wife, Blanche, lived at 80 Sherman Ave, New Haven. His two children by first wife lived with Joseph’s siblings.
In 1940, Joseph, Blanche and son Robert lived at 64 Cosey Beach Rd, East Haven.
In 1942-1951 Joseph and Blanche were living at 64 Cosey Beach Rd, East Haven.

East Haven- Joseph E. O’Connor of 64 Cosey Beach Road, died suddenly Thursday in St. Raphael’s Hospital.
Mr. O’Connor; husband of the late Blanche O’Connor, was a retired insurance agent for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., having worked at the company for 45 years, until his retirement about 10 years ago.
An Army veteran of World War I, he was a member of the Bartlett Post American Legion 89. He was the son of the late John H. and Mary Ellen Schield O’Connor.
He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Francis H. (Eleanor) Ballou of Hartford, and two sons, Arthur M. O’Connor of Florida and Robert E. O’Connor of Boston, Mass.
Funeral will be from the M. F. Walker Funeral Home, 1201 Chapel St., New Haven Monday at 9:15 a.m., with a mass of the resurrection in St. Claire’s Church at 10. Burial will be in St. Bernard’s Cemetery, New Haven.

He married (1) Ellen “Nellie” McNerney, 10 Aug 1911 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, b. 1888, d. 26 Sep 1914 in New Haven, New Haven, CT. Ellen must have died giving birth to Arthur.

Children:

i. Dorothy6 O’Connor b. 20 Aug 1911 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. 1 Sep 1911 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, buried Sep 1911 in St. Bernard’s Cem, New Haven, New Haven, CT. Family member says that she died at Grace Hospital, New Haven.

ii. Eleanor O’Connor b. 15 Jul 1912 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. 21 Apr 1992 in Hartford, Hartford, CT, buried Mount St. Benedict in Bloomfield, Hartford, CT. In 1930 Eleanor and brother Arthur lived with Aunts and Uncles at 34 Pendleton, New Haven.
In 1985 Eleanor was retired and living on Sisson Ave in Hartford.
Eleanor was widowed at the time of her death.

She married Francis H. Ballou, c. 1940, b. 1908 in Hartford, Hartford, CT, d. 22 Mar 1962 in Hartford, Hartford, CT, buried Mount St. Benedict in Bloomfield, Hartford, CT, occupation Federal Mediator. Francis attended Trinity Colleg in Hartford, CT.
In 1910 and 1920 Francis was living with parents, Delia and Holden P. Ballou in Hartford. Holden was born in Canada, Delia in Ireland.
In 1928 Francis was student, living with parents.
In 1930, Francis was age 21 and lived with his parents
Francis graduated from Trinity College, Hartford in 1934.
In 1939 Francis is listed as working in Washington DC but residing with his parents.
1940 City Directory for Hartford says that Francis and Eleanor removed to Philadelphia.

In 1945 there is a Francis H and Eleanor Ballou in Newton, MA. Could be this couple.
Francis’ father, Holden died 22 June 1954 age 76
By 1955 they were back living in Hartford. Francis was working for Federal Government and living at 66 Canterbury
They were still living at same address at time of Francis’ death.
Francis was employed by the Federal and Conciliation service.

iii. Arthur Matthew O’Connor b. 10 Jun 1914 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. 1 Aug 1994 in Sarasota, FL. Graduated from New Haven High School in 1931. Yearbook said that he planned to attend Holy Cross.
In 1930 and 1940, Arthur lived with his O’Connor Aunts and Uncles at 34 Pendleton, New Haven.

He married (2) Blanche C. Frechette, c. 1923 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, b. c. 1892 in Connecticut.

Children:

iv. Robert Emmett O’Connor b. c. 1932 in New Haven, New Haven, CT. In 1940 Robert, age 8, lived with his parents in East Haven.
In 1971, at time of his father’s death, Robert was living in Boston, MA.

28. Francis “Frank” Matthew5 O’Connor (Mary Ellen4 Shields, Rose “Rosa”3 Bannon, James2, James1), b. 25 Jun 1898 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. 19 Dec 1951 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, occupation Winchester Repeating Arms; Policeman, resided 155 Foster St in New Haven, New Haven, CT. In 1917 Frank lived at 25 Carmel St. New Haven, CT. His sister Mary was listed as closest relative.
The siblings all lived together.
By 1919 Francis seemed to be living on his own on Winchester Ave.
Can’t find Frank in 1920.
In 1930 and 1940, Frank and Madeline lived at 155 Foster St. in New Haven. Frank was listed as “Policeman”
The house was a multi family house built in 1900. It still stands in 2013.

In 1952, Frank was working as policeman and living with siblings at 34 Pendleton. Must have been separated from wife.

Death record says “Never married”, but must have been separated or divorced.

He married Madeline Maher, c. 1924 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, b. c. 1903 in Connecticut. One researcher lists her as Madeline Maher O’Connor McKiernan, so I assume she remarried after Frank’s death, or they were divorced.

Children:

i. Madeline6 O’Connor b. c. 1926 in New Haven, New Haven, CT.

ii. Beverly O’Connor b. c. 1933 in New Haven, New Haven, CT.

29. John Joseph5 Bannon (John Patrick4, James3, James2, James1), b. 5 Jan 1882 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. 19 Feb 1954 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, buried St. Bernard’s in New Haven, New Haven, CT, resided 96 Myron St. in New Haven, New Haven, CT, occupation New Haven Clock Factory-Foreman. In 1900, John was living with parents and mother’s parents.
In 1910, John and Alice and baby lived with Alice’s parents, James McLaughlin and Ella Reynolds McLaughlin at 401 Howard Ave.
In 1930, John, Alice and daughter Frances were living on Lawrence St. John’s parents were living with them.
In 1940, John, Alice, and Alice’s sister, Catherine McLaughlin and mother, Ellen McLaughlin, 87, lived at 96 Myron St, New Haven.
At age 60, John was listed as being 5’9″ and 150 lbs.
On death record, wife is listed as Alice. He was age 72 at the time of his death.

John worked at New Haven Clock Co, Hamilton St, New Haven.

He married Alice McLaughlin, c. 1907 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, b. c. 1882 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. 22 Mar 1977 in Windham, CT. Alice’s father, James McLaughlin, was born in Ireland c. 1860, Her mother, Ella Reynolds, born in Connecticut c. 1861.
Ella, age 87, and Alice’s sister, Catherine, lived with Alice and John in 1940.

Children:

39. i. Frances6 Bannon b. 21 Mar 1909.

ii. Helen Bannon.

iii. Arthur Bannon.

30. Ellen “Helen” “Nellie” A.5 Bannon (James Francis4, James3, James2, James1), b. 4 Mar 1875 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. 19 Jan 1959 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, buried St. Lawrence in New Haven, New Haven, CT. At time of her marriage, Nellie, age 22, was listed as living at 112 Saltonstall.
I think that Vital Records listed location of marriage as St. John’s , but newspaper announcement listed St. Francis.
On 1940 census it says that Nellie finished 5th grade.

She married Edward Francis Stanford Sr., 21 June 1899 in St. Francis RC Church,New Haven,CT, b. 23 Mar 1873 in New Haven, New Haven, CT (son of Edward James Stanford and Anne “Annie” Carroll), d. 21 Mar 1948 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, buried St. Lawrence in New Haven, New Haven, CT, resided 90 Richards Pl in New Haven, New Haven, CT, occupation Laundryman; Conductor-Trolley Company. 1940 Census says that Edward finished 8th grade.
At time of marriage in 1899, Edward lived with parents at 482 Howard Ave.
Marriage announcement says that the couple will reside in New Britain after wedding trip.
In 1900-1901, they lived at 261 Cedar St.,New Haven,CT. Edward was working as “laundryman”.
1905 City Directory lists address as 552 Winthrop.
In 1906, it’s listed as 220 Exchange.
Owned his own home at 169 Wolcott St.,New Haven in 1920.
He rented a flat to Sister and Brother in law, Emma & James McCormack.
In 1925, family was living in W.Haven,emp. Gem Electric Co.
In 1930, the family was living at 83 Richards Place in West Haven. Edward’s occupation is listed as “Electrical Salesman”. Brother in law, Ray Bannon was living with them.
By 1935, the family moved to 90 Richard’s Place. They lived upstairs from the family of John J. and Bridget Stanford. John and Edward were first cousins.
In 1940, Edward , Nellie and daughter Rita lived at 90 Richard’s place.

Edward’s draft registration lists him as having blue eyes and gray hair. He was listed as “short” and of “slender” build.

Children:

i. Mary6 Stanford b. 4 Mar 1900 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. 4 Mar 1900 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, resided 261 Cedar St. in New Haven, New Haven, CT. New Haven vitals list her as “Female” Stanford in both birth and death record. Nellie is listed as having given birth to 1 child with none living.
Death record says that she lived 5 min. Death was due to “Inanition”. Preciding Doctor was Dr. J.J. S. Doherty.

ii. Edmund J. Stanford b. 10 Mar 1901 in New Haven,CT, d. 1908 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, buried in New Haven, New Haven, CT, resided 261 Cedar St. in New Haven, New Haven, CT. Tombstone and Birth record says “Edward J.” According to Anne Touchstone, Edmund was crossing the street with his Uncle Ray Bannon. Edmund ran ahead, clearing an oncoming trolley, but Uncle Ray, “desperate that he would be hit, called him back. In coming back, he was hit by the trolley he had already cleared”.

40. iii. Arthur George Stanford b. 23 Feb 1903.

41. iv. Virginia (Mary Virginia) Stanford b. 29 Dec 1904.

42. v. Lillian Marie Stanford b. 26 Jul 1907.

43. vi. Edward Francis Stanford Jr. b. 1912.

44. vii. Helen Stanford b. c.1914.

viii. Joseph “Dodo” Stanford b. 1915 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. 24 Dec 1934 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, resided in New Haven, New Haven, CT, occupation Student. Died as passenger in automobile. According to Anne T., he was riding in the “rumble seat” of a college friend’s car when it hit a train abuttment and he was thrown out. Attended St. Lawrence’s Elementary School. Dodo graduated from high school in 1934. According to his yearbook, he planned on attending Purdue University. According to the family, he planned on becoming a priest.

45. ix. Rita Stanford b. 28 Jan 1917.

31. Mary (Mae) C.5 Bannon (James Francis4, James3, James2, James1), b. 11 Nov 1881 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. 10 Apr 1964 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, resided in West Haven, New Haven, Ct, occupation Laundress. Mary was delivered by Dr. JJS Doherty.
In 1900, Mary was 18 and still living with her parents.
In 1903 “Mamie” was working at Nonpareil Laundry and living with widowed mother at 167 Saltonstall.

She married Frank Wesley Hitchcock, c. 1906 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, b. 6 Feb1882 in East Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, resided 221 Park St in West Haven, New Haven, Ct, occupation Piano Shop; Furniture Finisher. In 1910, May, Wesley and daughter, May, lived on Hudson St. in Orange, CT.
In 1917 the family lived at 35 Lawrence St, New Haven, CT.
In 1920, the family lived on Saltonstall Ave in New Haven. (Surname is listed as “Wesley”)
In 1925 the family lived at 338 4th St in Brooklyn, NY.
In 1930, the family lived in West Haven, CT.
In 1940 the family lived at 221 Park St, West Haven.
In 1942, Frank’s WWII Draft Registration lists his address and Mary’s as different locations.
Mary was listed at 170 Park St West Haven. Frank was originally listed at same address, then it was crossed out
and they wrote in 319 Thomas St, West Haven. They must have been separated.

Children:

i. Mary “Mazie”6 Hitchcock b. c. 1907 in New Haven, New Haven, CT. In 1925, when the family lived in Brooklyn, NY, Mary worked at a Watch Factory.

46. ii. Helen Hitchcock b. c. 1911.

47. iii. Francis Hitchcock b. c. 1913.

iv. Edgar Hitchcock b. 14 Dec 1914 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. 26 Mar 1993 in West Haven, New Haven, Ct, resided 228 Main St. in West Haven, New Haven,CT, occupation Assembly Worker at Armstrong Rubber Co. Edgar never married.

v. Lorraine Hitchcock b. c. 1919 in New Haven, New Haven, CT.

32. Margaret5 Bannon (James Francis4, James3, James2, James1), b. 22 Dec 1885 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, US, d. 10 Jan 1961 in West Haven, New Haven, Ct. In 1900, Margaret was age 14 and living with her parents. She was age 17 at the time of her marriage.
I cannot find Margaret or George in 1910 or later.

She married George Carroll, 22 Nov 1903 in St. Patrick’s, New Haven, New Haven, CT, b. Sep 1885 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, occupation Baker. George’s parents are listed on marriage record as George Carroll b. Bennington, VT and Elizabeth Mulvey b. Ireland.
In 1900 George is 14 and living with his parents at 38 Penfield St in New Haven. George was working as Hardware Buffer.

Children:

i. George6 Carroll Jr. b. 1903.

33. Mildred5 Bannon (James Francis4, James3, James2, James1), b. 30 Mar 1899 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. 28 Dec 1996 in Hamden, New Haven, CT, resided in Hamden, New Haven, CT, buried St. Lawrence Cem in West Haven, New Haven, Ct. In 1900, Mildred was age 3, living with her parents.
In 1920, Mildred and brother Ray were living with sister Ellen and her family.

BREE. Mildred (Bannon) Bree, 97, of Evergreen Ave., Hamden, died Saturday, December 28, 1996, in the Hamden Health Care Center. She was the wife of the late Vincent T. Bree. Mrs. Bree was born in New Haven, March 30, 1899, a daughter of the late James and Julia (Brereton) Bannon, and had lived in Hamden for over 70 years. She was a Communicant of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, and formerly belonged to the Albertus Magnus College Mother’s Club and the New Haven Council of Catholic Women. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Frank (Marilyn) Ramunni and U.S. District Judge Ellen Bree Burns, both of Hamden; six grandchildren, Sister Mary Ellen Burns, A.S.C.J., of New York, NY, Joseph B. Burns of New Britain, Kevin J. Burns of East Hartford, Kathleen A. Ramunni of Derby, Ellen Ramunni Nosel of Stafford, and Paul V. Ramunni of Hamden. She is also survived by five great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 2819 Whitney Ave. , Hamden, Tuesday morning, December 31, 11 a.m. Burial in St. Lawrence Cemetery, West Haven.

She married Vincent Thomas Bree, c. 1923 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, b. 10 Feb 1892 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. 26 Nov 1965 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, occupation Insurance Salesman, resided in Hamden, New Haven, CT. *Note: In 1880 there was a Bree family living on Hamilton St, New Haven, near the Bannons.
In 1942, the family lived at 45 Russell St, Hamden, CT.

Children:

48. i. Ellen (Helen)6 Bree b. c. 1923.

49. ii. Marilyn Bree b. 18 Dec 1930.

34. John Arlington5 Condon (Katherine (Kate) “Kittie” A.4 Bannon, James3, James2, James1), b. 18 Apr 1881 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. 20 Dec 1937 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, occupation Boxmaker; Insurance Agent-Broker. In 1900 John lived with Aunt and Uncle William and Rose Bannon Conley. Aunt Sarah Bannon was also living with the family.
In 1910 the family lived at 138 James St, New Haven.
In 1920 John and Ida lived at 25 Perkin Sq, New Haven.
According to grandson, Fred, Catherine Bannon had nothing to do with her son once he married an Italian Protestant.
Fred says that John’s mother never saw Frederick or brother John Anthony.

He married Ida Rose DeMatty, 27 Jan 1907 in Hamden, New Haven, CT, b. 22 Feb 1884 in New Haven, New Haven, CT (daughter of Anthony J. DeMatty and Mary Catherine Castagnetti), d. 6 Nov 1949 in New Haven, New Haven, CT. Parents were Mary Castagnetti and Anthony Dematty.
In 1938, Ida lived at 24 Perkins St, New Haven, CT.
In 1940, Ida was widowed and living with daughter Eva at 24 Perkins St, New Haven.

Children:

50. i. John Anthony6 Condon b. 23 Jun 1908.

51. ii. Frederick Andrew Condon b. 12 Feb 1910.

52. iii. Eva Catherine Condon b. 22 Mar 1916.

35. Francis “Frank” Andrew5 Condon (Katherine (Kate) “Kittie” A.4 Bannon, James3, James2, James1), b. 14 Mar 1883 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. 25 Jan 1956 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, resided 964 State St. in New Haven, New Haven, CT, occupation Tube Binder;Gas Co; Saw Maker. Lillian Stanford Touchstone Coombs listed wife’s name as “Ellen Willis” and a son “Jimmie” for this family.
I cannot find Frank or his mother in 1900 Census.
Middle name of “Andrew” listed on WWI Draft Registration.
In 1905, Frank is listed in City Directories as living at 258 East Street, New Haven, CT.
In 1910, Frank, Isabelle (“Belly”), and children lived at 258 East Street, New Haven, CT.
In 1920, Frank, Isabelle and children lived at 180 East Street, New Haven, CT
In 1933, Frank and “Belle” lived at 36 Lawrence St, New Haven, CT.
In 1940, Frank and sons Edward and Thomas and daughter Ruth, lived with daughter Mary Condon Vaughn and her husband at 17 Auburn St. in New Haven.
Family notes had his father as Frank as well. He was age 72 at the time of his death. Listed as widower.

He married Isabelle “Belle” Willis, c. 1902 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, b. c. 1882 in Connecticut, d. pre 1940 in New Haven, New Haven, CT. Isabelle’s father was born in NY and mother in Ireland.
Research by Fred Condon lists her name as Isabelle, family notes said Ellen.
Most census data listed her as Isabelle, but in 1910 she was listed as “Belly”.
In 1910 she was listed as having given birth to 5 children with 3 living.

Children:

53. i. William J.6 Condon b. 1 Feb 1905.

ii. Rose Condon b. c. 1908 in Connecticut, occupation Oiler in Clock Shop.

She married Mr. Porter.

iii. Lilian Condon b. c. 1909 in Connecticut, occupation Packer in Rubber Shop.

She married Mr. Page.

iv. John Condon b. 1 Oct 1910 in Connecticut, occupation roofer. Married Catherine Ferraro.

He married Catherine Ferraro.

v. Mary Condon b. c. 1916 in New Haven, New Haven, CT.

She married John Vaughn, b. c.1912 in Georgia, occupation Counterman – Restaurant.

vi. Edward A. Condon b. c. 1918 in Connecticut, resided 17 Auburn St. in New Haven, New Haven, CT, occupation Construction Laborer, d. 27 Apr 2001. In 1940, Frank and sons Edward and Thomas and daughter Ruth, lived with daughter Mary Condon Vaughn and her husband at 17 Auburn St. in New Haven.

Edward A. Condon Sr., 83, of 339 Eastern St. died April 27. Before his retirement, he worked for the former New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad. He was an Army veteran. He is survived by a daughter, Patricia Fresa of Branford; sons Edward A. Condon Jr. in Vermont; and Robert L. Condon of Branford; and five grandchildren. He was predeceased by sister Rose Porter, Lillian Page, Mary Vaughan and Ruth Condon; and brothers John, William and Thomas Condon. Memorial contributions may be made to Connecticut Hospice Inc., 61 Burban Drive, Branford 06405 – Clancy Funeral Home, East Haven.

vii. Thomas Condon b. c. 1920 in Connecticut, resided 17 Auburn St. in New Haven, New Haven, CT, occupation Construction Laborer. In 1940, Frank and sons Edward and Thomas and daughter Ruth, lived with daughter Mary Condon Vaughn and her husband at 17 Auburn St. in New Haven.

viii. Ruth “Cookie” Condon b. c. 1927 in Connecticut, resided in New Haven, New Haven, CT. In 1940, Frank and sons Edward and Thomas and daughter Ruth, lived with daughter Mary Condon Vaughn and her husband at 17 Auburn St. in New Haven.

Ruth never married.

36. Rose Mary5 Bannon (Edward J.4, James3, James2, James1), b. 1 Jun 1894 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. 17 Jul 1968 in East Haven, New Haven, CT. In 1910, Rose and sister, “Eva” lived with Uncle George Thayer and his wife in New Haven. Mother seems to be deceased.
In 1940 Rose and Joseph were separated. Rose lived in East Haven with son Edward.
In 1950s Rose lived at 11 County, New Haven, CT. Joseph was not listed in New Haven City Directories.
At the time of her death Rose was listed as married and living in East Haven, CT.

She married Joseph Walter Hotchkiss, b. 3 Oct 1894 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, resided 175 Bradley St. in New Haven, New Haven, CT, occupation Sheet Metal Worker, d. May 1973 in West Haven, New Haven, Ct. In 1917, family lived at 175 Nash St., New Haven, CT
Joseph and Rose seem to have been separated by 1940 when Rose and son Edward lived in East Haven.
In 1942 Joseph lived at 22 Second Ave, West Haven, CT. He lists his landlady as person who will know his address, not his wife.

Children:

i. Rosemary Genevieve6 Hotchkiss b. 17 Jun 1916 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. 5 Oct 2002 in Denver, Colorado.

She married Brendan Patrick Walsh, b. 5 Jun 1914, d. Jul 1984 in Denver, Denver, Colorado, occupation Lawyer; FBI Agent. In 1947 the couple lived in Denver, Co.

54. ii. George Thayer Hotchkiss b. 21 Apr 1919.

iii. Edward Hotchkiss b. c. 1921 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, occupation Sheet Metal Worker. In 1940 Edward lived with his mother in East Haven.
Edward enlisted in the Air Corp on 27 Aug 1941.
Education: 3 years of high school
Civil Occupation: Student, High School, Academic or Copper Or Tinsmith* (Coppersmith. ) or Sheet Metal Worker* An asterisk (*) appearing after a job title indicates that a trade test for the particular occupation will be found in the United States Employment Service Manual
Marital Status: Single, without dependents
Height: 68
Weight: 121.

37. William Joseph5 McCarthy (Mary Ann4 Smith, Ann3 Bannon, James2, James1), b. 2 Feb 1880 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. post 1941, resided Wallace St in New Haven, New Haven, CT, occupation Conductor F.H. & W RR; Postal Carrier. William was 4 mos old in June 1880
In 1902 William is listed in City Directories for first time. He was living with his step mother at 266 Wallace and working as conductor for Fair Haven & Westville RR.
In 1909 he was listed as letter carrier.
In 1910 William was age 30 , listed as widowed. He and his 2 yr old daughter, Mary, were living with William’s step mother and siblings.
In 1917 he was married and living at 9 Hazel St. He was listed as postal carrier.
In 1920, the family lived on Hazel St. William’s brother, Charles was living with them.
In 1930 the family lived 631 Winchester.
In 1941 the family, including brother Charles lived at 43 Sheldon Terrace, New Haven.

He married (1) Mrs William McCarthy.

Children:

i. Mary6 McCarthy b. c. 1908 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. post 1940, occupation Bookeeper. In 1920 Mary was 12 and living with father and step mother.
In 1930 and 1940, Mary lived with father and step mother on Winchester Ave. She worked as a bookeeper.
In 1948, Mary and Evelyn lived at 43 Sheldon Terrace with Uncle Charles.

He married (2) Delia ?? McCarthy, b. c. 1880 in Ireland, d. post 1941. Delia is William’s second wife.
Delia arrived in US c. 1892.

Children:

ii. Evelyn McCarthy b. 15 Jul 1916 in New York, d. 29 Jul 2000 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, occupation Secretary at Yale New Haven Hosp. Evelyn was not with the family in New Haven in 1920. She was staying with her “step grandmother” Mary McCarthy.
In 1920 and 1930 her birthplace was listed as New York.
In 1940, Evelyn, age 22, lived with parents. Birthplace listed as Connecticut.

38. Susan “Susie” Ferguson5 Hunt (Catherine “Kate” Agnes4 Bannon, John3, James2, James1), b. 21 Feb 1894 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. 22 Sep 1952 in Los Angeles, CA. In 1910 Susie was 16 and living with father and step mother in New Haven.

She married (1) Robert (Rasmus) Jorgenson Wadstrup, b. 2 Jul 1887 in Copenhagen, Denmark, d. c. 1921 in Hartford, Hartford, CT. Robert arrived in US in 1907.
In 1917 Robert was in a Tuberculosis Sanitarium. He was listed as having a wife and child (Frances).
In 1920 the family lived at 11 Congress St, Hartford, CT.

Children:

i. Frances M.6 Wadstrup b. 30 Jan 1915 in Connecticut, d. 9 Feb 1988 in San Diego, CA. In 1930 Census, Frances is listed with stepfather’s surname.

She married Samuel Mulligan, 1933, b. 1906, d. 1972.

ii. Robert C. Wadstrup b. c. 1919 in Connecticut, d. 14 Oct 1986 in San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, CA. In 1930 Census, Robert is listed with stepfather’s surname.
In 1940 Robert was single and lodging in Inglewood, Los Angeles, CA
He enlisted 19 Jan 1946 in Los Angeles.

She married (2) Frank Swett, c. 1922, b. c. 1884 in New Hampshire, resided in Gardena, Los Angeles, CA. Children’s ages don’t make sense.
In 1920 Frank was single and rooming with a Carl Swett, 32, born New Hampshire in Hartford, CT. He probably met Susie in Hartford and they married there in 1922.
Who’s children are Frances and Robert?
In 1930 the family lived in Gardena, Los Angeles, CA Frances and Robert are listed as son and daughter.

Children:

iii. Madeline C. Swett b. c. 1924 in California.

iv. John Swett b. c. 1925 in California.

Generation Six

39. Frances6 Bannon (John Joseph5, John Patrick4, James3, James2, James1), b. 21 Mar 1909, d. 2 Aug 1995 in Windham Hosp., Willimantic, CT, resided in Chaplin, Windham, CT, occupation Sales Expeditor. She worked for a paper products company.

She married Andrew Gorske.

Children:

i. Andrea7 Gorske b. 11 Nov 1939.

She married Edward Hill Bullard.

40. Arthur George6 Stanford (Ellen “Helen” “Nellie” A.5 Bannon, James Francis4, James3, James2, James1), b. 23 Feb 1903 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. 24 Jun 1945 in Pacific,WW II, occupation Lieutenant Commander US Navy. According to his son, Charles, Arthur went to Yale at age 16. He attended for a few years,
until he was old enough to get into the Naval Academy. He graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1926.
and then served a few years in the US Navy. In 1926 the City Directories list him as living at
184 Main St., West Haven, CT. He then became a stock broker and Assistant Deputy Administrator
in the Dept. of Commerce under the National Recovery Administration. He then worked for US Gypsum
Company. He did not live with his parents in 1930, however the 1928-30 City directories list Arthur as living at 84 Richards Place, West Haven, CT, which was his parents address.

In 1940, Arthur was divorced and living in Washington, DC. He was listed as a Shipping Salesman.

Since he was in the Naval Reserves during this time, he was called up when WWII broke out.
He served on a number of ships in both the European and Pacific theaters and apparently won a
few medals including the Bronze Star. There is a biography of him in a book called “Yale Men Who
Died in the Second World War”. He was killed in June 1945 while enroute to his new post as
Executive Officer of the USS Windsor. Verteran Death records list him as the Lt. Commander of
the USS Windsor. There is a monument at the Tablets of The Missing At Honolulu Memorial in Hawaii.
While always known as “Arthur”, the New Haven Vital Statistics list his name as George
Arthur.

He married (1) Gertrude (Mary Gertrude) O’Brien, May 1927, b. 9 Sep 1905 in Renfrew, Ontario, Canada (daughter of Michael John O’Brien and Betty Jean Barry), d. Sep 1981 in Bronxville, NY. Note on internet lists her first name as Mary. (www.ancestry.com)
She was daughter of Michael John O’Brien and Jane Barry.

Children:

i. Arthur George7 Stanford Jr. b. 1929.

ii. Barry Stanford b. 29 Jul 1930 in Scarsdale, Westchester, NY, d. 5 May 1997 in Demarest, Bergen, NJ, resided 1 Stratford CT in Demarest,NJ 07627. According to family members, Barry passed away sometime in early 1998.

He married Claire McDougall.

iii. Anne Stanford b. 1935, d. 2000.

He married (2) Alice Virginia Clark, c.1942, b. 22 Dec 1910, d. 5 May 1993 in Williamsburg, VA, resided in Minnesota. According to her son, Charles, Alice and Arthur met in a restaurant in Norfolk, VA. Arthur was with Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. at the time.

Children:

iv. Charles Stanford b. 23 Feb 1946 in Minneapolis, MN, resided in Colorado, occupation Lawyer. Charles and his family lived for awhile in New Canaan, CT while he worked in New York City. In 1999 the family moved to Colorado.

He married Jacqueline Shaw, b. 1956 in Calgary, AB, Canada. Jacqueline’s family were dairy farmers. She was a teacher and then a very succesful professional triathlete (one of top two or three female triathletes in the world),also the Canadian National Basketball Team, Canadian National Cycling Team, has done the Women’s Tour de France and was a Canadian canoeing and kayaking champion.

41. Virginia (Mary Virginia)6 Stanford (Ellen “Helen” “Nellie” A.5 Bannon, James Francis4, James3, James2, James1), b. 29 Dec 1904 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. 1998 in Madison, CT, resided in West Haven, Ct, occupation Bookkeeper; Clerk; teacher. In 1920, Virginia was a mail clerk at the “tooth powder factory”. She is also listed as “Mary”in Vitals and Census.
In 1926, she is listed as a teacher living at 184 Main St. West Haven.
In 1930, Virginia’s engagement to James V. Stanford, who lived upstairs at Richards Place was announced in the newspaper.
The couple never married.. and each married others.

She married (1) Jack Hanson.

Children:

i. Jack7 Hanson Jr..

He married Clara Fergeson.

ii. Gene Hanson.

She married (2) John Canning.

42. Lillian Marie6 Stanford (Ellen “Helen” “Nellie” A.5 Bannon, James Francis4, James3, James2, James1), b. 26 Jul 1907 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. Sep 1985 in Burke, Fairfax, Virginia, resided West Point in Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY, occupation Stenographer. New Haven vitals list her as Julia Lillian, and mother as Ellen Maria.

She married (1) Francis Morris Touchstone, c. 1926 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, b. 2 Oct 1897 in Baltimore, Maryland, d. 7 Nov 1957, buried 14 Nov 1957 in US Military Academy,West Point,NY, occupation Army Officer, Lacrosse Coach at West Point. Son of Frederick and Emma Touchstone (Touchton) of Baltimore, MD.
In 1900, Morris lived with his parents and 2 sisters in Baltimore, MD.
I can’t find his parents in census after 1900, but at time of WWI Draft Reg, Morris lists closest relative
as his mother, “Mrs. Emma Touchstone” in Baltimore.
At the time of his WWI Draft Registration, Morris was a Physical Director at Public Athletic League in Baltimore, MD
Morris Touchstone played on the Mt. Washington Club (Baltimore, MD) team under Coach Bill Schmeisser and conducted the Mt. Washington Summer Camp from 1920-1923.
In 1924, Yale University hired Touchstone as the head coach for their varsity lacrosse, soccer, and freshman gymnastics teams That is where he met Lillian Stanford.
He took over the Army lacrosse team at the United States Military Academy in September 1928. Touchstone remained in that position until his death 29 years later. During that time, he compiled the most wins of any Army lacrosse coach, with a record of 214–73–4 (0.743).[
1930 Census lists Francis’ parents as both being born in Maryland.
In 1930, the family lived in Cornwall, Orange, NY while Morris was working at West Point.

Touchstone was the first chairman of the Hall of Fame Committee, 1954-1957; first president of the Lacrosse Coaches Association, 1953-1955; member of the Rules Committee, 1934-1937; member of the All-American Committee, 1939-1950; member of the Executive Board 1939-1940; member of the Publicity Committee, 1943-1944; member of the NCAA Lacrosse Rules Committee, 1946; and advisor to the All-American Committee 1951-1957.

The Touchstone Memorial Award, established in 1958 and presented annually to the “Coach of the Year,” honors his name.

Children:

i. Stanford M.7 Touchstone b. 22 Jul 1929 in Maryland, d. 11 Mar 2010 in Fairfax. Virginia, occupation Lt. Colonel, US Army. In 1930, Stan was months old and living with his parents at West Point, NY

USMA, 1953 Howitzer Year Book bio:
“Stan had two major interests; one was eating and the other was playing lacrosse. He excelled at both. With lots of spirit and a booming laugh, S.M. will always be remembered for his bitter battle with the Academic Department. An Army man from top to bottom, he is headed for the Infantry where he will surely make good.”

Stan enlisted in the US Army on 2 Jun 1953 and left the service on 30 Apr 1974
Stan and Patricia were married at the Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Chapel in Francois Kaserne, Hanau, Germany.
Stan also served two tours of duty in Viet Nam.
Stan received a Masters from the College of Liberal Arts in Physical Recreation Education from Purdue University in 1960.
In the 1990’s, Stan lived in Fayetteville, NC.
At the time of his death he lived at the Fairfax Army Retirement Residence, Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

He married Patricia Fanning, 18 Aug 1955 in Hanau, Germany, b. 16 May 1928 in New York, d. 2 Feb 2003 in Fayetteville, Cumberland, NC, buried in US Military Academy, West Point, NY, occupation Teacher. Patricia was the daughter of William and Margaret Fanning of Yonkers, NY.
In 1930, Patricia, age 2, lived in Yonkers with her parents and sister, Margaret, age 5.
Patricia graduated from the College of New Rochelle.
The couple met in Hanau Germany while Patricia worked at the Hanau American School and Stan was serving with the Twelfth Infantry Division in Hanau.

ii. Anne Touchstone b. 5 Nov 1932.

She married (1) Oliver “Skip” Combs.
She married (2) John Brinkerhoff.

She married (2) William Weston Bessell Jr., 22 Nov 1958 in West Point, NY, b. 17 May 1901 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, US, d. 13 Jan 1977 in New York, resided in Cornwall on Hudson, Orange, NY. Son of William Weston Bessell Sr and Mae Hall Bessell.
William Sr was born in England, the son of Charles and Anna Curren Bessell. William Sr’s wife was born in Germany.
In 1880, William Sr , was 16, and lived with his parents in New York City, NY.
William W. Bessell Sr was a US Army officer who emigrated to the US from England in 1869.
William W. Bessell Sr was stationed in Puerto Rico in 1899 according to U.S., Returns from Military Posts, 1806-1916 Record for William W Bessell. He was still in Puerto Rico at time of 1900 US Census and at time of son’s birth in 1901.
In 1910, William Sr was widowed and living on Bedloe’s Island in Manhatten, NY. His mother in law, Elizabeth Hall, and sister in law, Annie Hall, were living with him. William Jr. was age 9.
In 1920, William was age 18 and a cadet at West Point Military Academy.
In 1930, Willaim and Katherine lived at West Point where William was a Lieutenant in the US Army.
As per the 1940 Census, William was living in Schofield Barracks, Oahu, Hawaii in 1935. Passenger lists show that he arrived in Hawaii on 6 Apr 1934.
In the late 1930’s the family lived at 11 Square Belambre, Paris, France.
In 1940 Census William was a Captain stationed at Leavenworth, Kansas.
William was promoted to Brigadeer General on 27 May 1944.
William was the Commanding General of the Antilles Department, San Juan, P.R. from 1946-1947.
Wm. Bessell was a professor of Mathmatics at West Point from 1947-1959.
General Bessell was appointed Dean of Academic Board at West Point in 1959.

43. Edward Francis6 Stanford Jr. (Ellen “Helen” “Nellie” A.5 Bannon, James Francis4, James3, James2, James1), b. 1912 in New Haven,CT, d. 20 Mar 1969 in New Haven,CT, buried in Evergreen Cemetary, New Haven, resided in West Haven, Ct, occupation Salesman; Brakeman for RR. I can’t find any records that list Edward’s exact birth date.
In 1930, Edward, age 18, lived with his parents on Richards Place in West Haven, CT.
He was still living with his parents in 1934.
In 1935 and 1936, Edward and Doris lived at 124 Union St, West Haven, CT. He was employed at ERA.
In 1938, Edward and Doris are listed as living at 139 Rosette St, New Haven, CT. Edward was working as salesman.
In 1940, Doris was living with her children at 140 Lafayette St. Census says she was living there in 1935, but that must be error, as they were in West Haven.
In 1947, Edward was living back with his parents at 90 Richards Place in West Haven.

In 1960, Edward and Katherine lived on Hillside Ave, West Haven.

Died in Automobile accident. He was in the Marine Corp during WW II. (Vet. Death Records).

He married (1) Doris Wardell, c. 1934 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, b. 24 Jun 1916 in New Haven, New Haven, CT (daughter of Richard Harrison Wardell and Josephine (Johanna Gertrude) Carroll), resided in East Haven, CT, d. 21 Jan 2010 in Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, occupation Town of East Haven Employee. In 1940, Doris, Edward and Maureen were living at 140 Lafayette St, New Haven.
In 1942, Doris went to California to marry Daniel Elpi. Doris left the children in New Haven for awhile and then returned and took them to live with her and her new husband in Victorville, CA. They lived there for about 4 years.
Doris worked for the town of East Haven for 33 yrs, since 1963.

Children:

i. Edward Francis7 Stanford III b. 12 May 1934 in St. Raphael’s,New Haven,CT, occupation Treasury Agt, Pvt. Inves. Edward was born in New Haven. His parents did not live with each other for long, and Edward and his sister lived with their mother in New Haven.
n 1940, Doris, Edward and Maureen were living at 140 Lafayette St, New Haven.

Edward attended Hillhouse High School in New Haven, but didn’t graduate.
When he was a freshman in high school he lived with his aunt, Rita Stanford Saleeba.

He enlisted in the US Army, where he earned his .. and served in Okinowa.
When he returned to the US he entered the University of Bridgeport on the G.I. Bill.

He married Jane Rundle in 1955. The couple lived for a short time with Jane’s parents.
At the timeof son, Theodore’s, birth, they lived in Milford.

Edward F. Stanford, of 291 Seaside avenue; Milford, has been appointed Gra-Y supervisor in Trumbull. An Army veteran of World War II, Mr. Stanford has been serving a* a Gra-Y club leader in the Trumbull Extension program since October. He is a past assistant director of the Gilbert Home for Children in Winsted. (Bridgeport newspaper Nov 1956)

In 1957, Edward and Jane lived with Edward’s grandmother on Orange St in New Haven.

Edward transferred to Michigan State University and the family moved to East Lansing, MI where daughter Lois was born in 1958.
After graduating from MSU, Edward got a job with the Boston, MA office of the US Treasury Dept. The family moved to Arlington, Mass.
Son, Timothy, was born in Boston.

Edward then transferred to the Hartford, CT office of Treasury Dept. He worked in the Alcohol, Tobacco Tax Division.
The family moved to Newington, CT in 1960. They lived at 96 Ashland Avenue.

In 1966 the moved 93 Crestview Drive in Newington.

In 1977 Edward moved to Meriden, CT while Jane stayed in the house on Crestview Dr.

He married (1) Lois Jane Rundle, 28 Jan 1955 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT, b. 10 Oct 1932 in Meriden,CT (daughter of Charles Smith Rundle and Marion Elizabeth Ratcliffe), resided 144 Church St. in Wallingford, New Haven, CT, occupation Teacher,Housewife,Insura. Lois went by the name of “Jane” since she was a young girl.
Jane graduated from Lyman Hall High School and New Haven State Teacher’s College. She majored in Early Childhoon Education and taught 1st grade for one year. She as an “at home mom” until her children were grown. After a few small jobs, she began working for Pheonix Life Ins. Co. (Pheonix Home Life) in Hartford, Ct.

She retired in 1996 and moved to Lake Norman, Huntersville, NC.
In Oct. 2000 she moved back to Connecticut.
In 2013 she moved to Vero Beach, FL.
He married (2) Anya Rommer, 1979, b. 1945.

ii. Maureen D. Stanford b. c. 1935 in New Haven, New Haven, CT.

She married (1) John Nelson.
Partner Unknown.
She married Matthew G. Potter, 17 Mar 1983 in Bell, Texas.

He married (2) Katherine Wheaton, 5 May 1959 in West Haven, New Haven, Ct, b. c. 1919, d. 3 Jun 1968 in West Haven, New Haven, Ct, resided in West Haven, New Haven, Ct.

44. Helen6 Stanford (Ellen “Helen” “Nellie” A.5 Bannon, James Francis4, James3, James2, James1), b. c.1914, d. 13 Aug 1966 in Madison, CT, resided in Hamden, New Haven, CT.

She married Frank Beisler Jr., b. c. 1911 (son of Frank Beisler Sr. and Ottila ?? Beisler), d. 2 Sep 1973 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, resided in Hamden, New Haven, CT, occupation Funeral Home Operator.

Children:

i. Frank7 Beisler III.

ii. Paul Beisler.

iii. Beverly (Babs) Beisler.

iv. Lynn Beisler.

v. Michaela (Mickey) Beisler.

vi. Patricia Beisler.

45. Rita6 Stanford (Ellen “Helen” “Nellie” A.5 Bannon, James Francis4, James3, James2, James1), b. 28 Jan 1917 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. 23 Nov 1966 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, buried in St.Lawrence Cem, New Haven,CT, resided 90 Richards Pl. in West Haven, New Haven,Ct., occupation Switchboard Operator. Attended St. Lawrence’s Elementary School.
Graduated from High School in 1934.
In 1940, Rita, age 22, lived with her parents at 90 Richards Place, West Haven.

Died of stroke.

She married George Saleeba, b. 3 Oct 1910, d. 30 Jun 1983, resided in Milford, CT, occupation Photographer.

Children:

i. Laura A.7 Saleeba b. 26 Jul 1947.

She married (1) Raymond Dobbs, 31 Aug 1967 in West Haven, New Haven, Ct, b. c. 1947.
She married (2) Eugene “Gene” Fred Neagle Jr, 27 Sep 1980 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, b. 4 Jul 1950 in New Haven, CT, d. 4 Apr 1990 in Meriden, New Haven, CT.

46. Helen6 Hitchcock (Mary (Mae) C.5 Bannon, James Francis4, James3, James2, James1), b. c. 1911 in New Haven, New Haven, CT. In 1940 Helen divorced. She and her son were living with her parents in West Haven.

She married Mr. DeGross. There is an Edward DeGross b 1909 who lived in New Haven. In 1930 he was 21 and single. Could be her husband.
In 1935 he moved to NY.

Children:

i. Edward7 DeGross b. c. 1933 in Connecticut.

47. Francis6 Hitchcock (Mary (Mae) C.5 Bannon, James Francis4, James3, James2, James1), b. c. 1913 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. 1 Jun 1982 in West Haven, New Haven,CT, occupation Self Employed Consessioner. In 1940 Francis, Marie and children lived with Francis’ parents on Part St in West Haven.
Francis was divorced at the time of his death.

He married Marie L. Christian, 12 May 1937 in Winchester, New Hampshire, b. c. 1911 in Ohio, d. 19 Oct 1996 in New Haven, New Haven, CT. Daughter of Nicholas Christian and Celia Ragnani.

Children:

i. Francine7 Hitchcock b. c. 1938 in West Haven, New Haven, Ct.

ii. Phillip Hitchcock b. c. 1940 in West Haven, New Haven, Ct.

48. Ellen (Helen)6 Bree (Mildred5 Bannon, James Francis4, James3, James2, James1), b. c. 1923 in Connecticut, occupation Federal Judge. Ellen served as a Federal Judge for the United States District Court for the Dist of Connecticut from 1978 to present. She was nominated to the curt by Jimmy Carter on Feb 15, 1978 to a seat vacated by M. Joseph Blumenthal. She was confirmed by the US Senate on May 17 1978. She served as Chief judge from 1988 to 1992 and assumed Senior Status on Sept 1, 1992.

She recieved a B.A. from Albertus Magnus College in 1944 and LL.B from Yale Law School in 1947.

She married Joseph Burns.

Children:

i. Mary Ellen7 Bree. In grandmother’s obit she is listed as being “Sister Mary Ellen Burns, A.S.C.J., of New York, NY”.

ii. Joseph B. Burns resided in New Britain, Hartford, CT.

iii. Kevin J. Burns resided in East Hartford, Hartford, CT.

49. Marilyn6 Bree (Mildred5 Bannon, James Francis4, James3, James2, James1), b. 18 Dec 1930 in Connecticut, d. 12 Jul 2000 in Hamden, New Haven, CT, occupation Adm Asst for Knights of Columbus, resided 365 River Rd in Hamden, New Haven, CT.

She married Francis “Frank” Ramunni, b. 12 Dec 1923, d. 15 Jan 1977 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, resided in Hamden, New Haven, CT, occupation Machine Shop worker. Frank enlisted in US Army as a Private on Feb 12, 1943. He was single at the time, with 4 yrs of high school and semi skilled machine shop related occupation.

Children:

i. Kathleen A.7 Ramunni resided in Derby, New Haven, CT.

ii. Ellen Ramunni.

She married Mr. Nosel.

iii. Paul V. Ramunni resided in Hamden, New Haven, CT.

50. John Anthony6 Condon (John Arlington5, Katherine (Kate) “Kittie” A.4 Bannon, James3, James2, James1), b. 23 Jun 1908 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. 4 Oct 1990 in Bridgeport, Fairfield, CT, resided 66 Clinton St. in Fairfield, Fairfield, CT, occupation Electrical Engineer-Dictaphone Co.

He married Mildred Linke, 30 Sep 1936 in Christ Episcopal Church, New Haven, CT. Daughter of Gustave Linke and Harriet Rose Miller.

Children:

i. Joan Harriet7 Condon b. 10 Sep 1940 in Chicago, IL.

She married Roy Edmund Piercey, 18 May 1963 in Trinity Episcopal, Southport, CT.

ii. John Raymond Condon b. 29 Mar 1943 in Flushing, NY.

He married Giuliana Gentile.

iii. Elizabeth Susan Condon b. 12 Nov 1951 in Princeton, NJ.

She married Unknown.

51. Frederick Andrew6 Condon (John Arlington5, Katherine (Kate) “Kittie” A.4 Bannon, James3, James2, James1), b. 12 Feb 1910 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. 20 Dec 1988 in Yale New Haven, New Haven, CT. Fred was age 1 month at the time of 1910 Census.

He married Mary Cecelia Hughes, 30 Apr 1933. Daughter of Thomas Michael Hughes and Nora Carter.

Children:

i. Frederick Hughes7 Condon b. 7 Apr 1934 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, occupation In House Counsel – Sr VP United Life. Fred attended Notre Dame High School, West Haven, CT.

He married Marcia Ann Harper, 8 Oct 1955 in Allston, MA. Daugher of Louis Harold Harper and Madelyn Ann St. Martin.

ii. Suzanne Marie Condon b. 3 Aug 1936 in New Haven, New Haven, CT.

She married Daniel Carney, 13 Aug 1960 in West Haven, New Haven, Ct.

iii. John Thomas Condon b. 25 May 1940 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. 5 Sep 1996 in New York City, NY, buried 12 Dec 1996 in St. Lawrence Cem, New Haven, CT.

He married Mary Mattias, 24 Feb 1962 in New York City, NY.

iv. Michael Anthony Condon b. 31 Dec 1943 in New Haven, New Haven, CT.

He married Unknown.

52. Eva Catherine6 Condon (John Arlington5, Katherine (Kate) “Kittie” A.4 Bannon, James3, James2, James1), b. 22 Mar 1916 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. 21 Apr 1979 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, occupation Insurance Co Bookeeper.

She married Thomas Russell Creighton, 17 Jun 1948 in St. Thomas More Chapel, Yale, New Haven, CT.

Children:

i. Rosemary Anne7 Creighton b. 24 Aug 1948 in New Haven, New Haven, CT.

She married (1) Daniel Synkowski, 15 Jun 1971 in St. Thomas More Chapel, Yale, New Haven, CT.
She married (2) Chirantan Mukhapadhyay, 25 Oct 1986 in Cath of Mary Our Queen, Baltimore, MD.

ii. William Condon Creighton b. 30 Jan 1952 in New Haven, New Haven, CT.

53. William J.6 Condon (Francis “Frank” Andrew5, Katherine (Kate) “Kittie” A.4 Bannon, James3, James2, James1), b. 1 Feb 1905 in Connecticut, d. 20 Jan 1985 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, resided in West Haven, New Haven, Ct, occupation Printer at Gas Co. In 1926, William lived at 942 State Street.
In 1929, William J. is listed as moving to Waterbury.
In 1933, William and Anne M. lived at 141 Nash. William was a painter with Gas Co.
In 1938, the family lived at 668 Ferry Street, New Haven, CT
In 1940, the family lived at 668 Ferry Street, New Haven, CT.
In 1941 through at least 1949, the family lived at 180 Front Street, New Haven, CT. William was a “drip man” at the Gas Co.
In 1965, they lived at 100 Seaview Ave, West Haven, CT.

He married Ann “Anna” King, b. c. 1909 in Connecticut.

Children:

i. Norine7 Condon b. c. 1932 in New Haven, New Haven, CT.

54. George Thayer6 Hotchkiss (Rose Mary5 Bannon, Edward J.4, James3, James2, James1), b. 21 Apr 1919 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. in Port Richey, FL, occupation Pest Control. George was age 8mos at time of 1920 Census. Probably named for Rose’s Uncle George Thayer.
In 1930 George lived with his parents.
In 1940 George and Carmen were married with a seven month old Sarah.
In the 1950s the couple lived in New Haven.

He married Carmen Ruth Scheets, b. 1920 in Connecticut, d. 1996. In 1940 Census, Carmen is listed as having lived in Broadbrook, CT in 1935.

Children:

i. Sarah7 Hotchkiss b. c. 1940 in New Haven, New Haven, CT.

ii. Georgianna Hotchkiss d. 2003.

iii. Geraldine Rosemary Hotchkiss b. 1939 in New Haven, New Haven, CT.

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